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Full text of "Minutes of the Yancey Baptist Association"

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 

THE Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBRARY 



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1971-1975 



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ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

1971 
held with 

BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
AUGUST 10 
MT. MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH ( Night) 
AUGUST 10 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) AUGUST 11 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
BLUE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 15, 1972 

IVY GAP BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 15, 1972 

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
AUGUST 16, 1972 



ANNUAL 



of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

1971 
held with 

BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
AUGUST 10 
MT. MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH ( Night) 
AUGUST 10 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) AUGUST 11 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
BLUE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH (First Day) 
AUGUST 15, 1972 

IVY GAP BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 15, 1972 

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
AUGUST 16, 1972 



■\ INDEX 

' PAGE 



CALENDAR 16 

CONSTITUTION . 31 

DEAD (Listed by Churches) 15 

DEDICATION 3 

DIRECTORIES: 

Associational , 6 

Church - 8 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST 30 

MAP (Showing Churches of Association) 22 

MESSENGERS (Listed by Churches 14 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 16 

ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 16 

PROCEEDINGS 18 

REPORTS: 

American Bible Society 25 

Baptist Hospital 24 

Bible School 29 

Brotherhood 27 

Children's Homes 25 

Christian Education . 29 

Deacon Fellowship 29 

Evangelism 27 

Homes for Aging 21 

Sunday School 26 

Training Union 26 

Woman's Missionary Union 28 

TABLES: 

Historical 34 

Statistical - 35 



DEDICATION 

This annual is dedicated to the clerks in the thirty churches of 
Yancey Baptist Association. Without their cooperation and dedica- 
tion, it would be impossible for us to have an annual. 



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MRS. W. B. HENSLEY 
1890 - 1970 

In the beautiful valley of Bolen's Creek, Atlas B. Hensley 
was born, lived and died. To a casual observer her life may 
have appeared uneventful or even drab but those of us who 
really knew, this was far from the truth. How can a person's 
life be dull if she is emotionally involved with every person 
in her community? She more than any other person I have 
ever known lived literally her Lord's command — "Thou shalt 
love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy 
soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and 
thy neighbor as thyself." 

She was an inspiration in her home and in her church, 
but her ministry went far beyond these bounds. From the 
head of Bolen's Creek to the place where it joins Cane 
River was her parish. She visited every home in this neigh- 
borhood (usually on foot) on a regular basis. She probably 
ministered to each individual in these homes in a personal 
way at some time. All this she did while looking after her 
home and attending to her regular church duties. Life was 



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constantly beckoning her — if people were ill spiritually 
or physically she always had strength and time to help. 

Her intimate friends knew the source of her strength 
and power — communion with her Lord. From the glimpse 
we had of her spiritual life she must have entered the Holy 
of Holies, where most of us have not trod. The experiences 
that came to people (multitudes) on her prayer list were 
proof of her access to the throne of grace. 

Her cup was filled to overflowing when her daughter, 
Mary Evelyn, entered full time Christian service. Her 
crowning happiness came later when Mary Evelyn and her 
husband, John Divers answered the call to go as mission- 
aries (the second one from the Yancey Baptist Association) 
to Argentina. Surely most mothers would have experienced 
mixed feelings of joy in having a daughter accept such a 
call to high duty, but sorrow because of the physical separ- 
ation it would involve — not Mrs. Hensley! Because of her 
joy in giving a child, she felt no self pity. On the day she 
told Mary Evelyn and her family a cheerful goodby, she 
said to a friend, "You and I won't be living when she gets 
back." This was true in part because she died before her 
daughter returned to the States on furlough. 

So she lived — an unpretentious woman, in a rural serene 
neighborhood, a life moment by moment and day by day, 
seemingly always under her Lord's command — "Thou shalt 
love thy God and thy neighbor". 

M. Y. 



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ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Superintendent of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Box 53, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Harold L. McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Moderator B. G. McMahan 

Box 421, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Clerk Mrs. Jess Styles, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

S. S. Director Harold Bennett, Jr., Bxirnsville, N. C. 28714 

Training Union Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
W. M. U. Director .. .Mrs. Roy Pate, Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Librarian Miss Vergie Duncan, Bald Creek, N. C. 

Music Director Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Harold Lusk, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter, Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN: 

Missions Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Evangelistic B. G. MdMahan, Box 421, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Ben Riddle, Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pastor's Conference Fred Harrel, BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714 

Christian Action James Lamb, Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES: 

Audio- Visual Aide Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Publications Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Higher Education Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Hospital ... Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Children's Homes Virgis Anglin, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Homes for the Aging Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Teacher Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Outreach Director Charles Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Records Assistant Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Extension Activities Director B. M. Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Emerson Woody 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Pensalcola, N. C. 

Chorister Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ed Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



TRAINING UNION WORKERS 



Secretary Miss Lodella Duncan, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director New Church Member Training Harold L. McDougald 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Director Church Member Training Gil Crouch 

Rt. 3 Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Director Church Leader Training Mrs. Don Young 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Adult Training Group Leader Fred Phoenix 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Youth Training Group Leader Miss Sue Tolly 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Ed Sparks 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Charlie Boone, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Henry Silver, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Chairman, Dawson Briggs, Laurel Branch Rt. 6 Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Harold Bennett, Jr Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Laurel Branch) 

Miss Wanda Robertson . ..Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. Roy Pate Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Gene Gardner Burnsville, N. C 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Fred Harrell Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

B. G. McMahan Box 421, Spruce Pine, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 

Ben Riddle Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

Mrs. Don Young Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (South Estatoe) 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

Associate Director Mrs. B. R. Penland, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Fred Shuford 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Charles Tom'berlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Acteen Director... Miss Willie Molt Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Girls in Action Director Mrs. Wayne McCurry 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mrs. Jerry Holcombe, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Missions Friends Director Mrs. Herman Angel 

Rt.3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary^Treasurer Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Mrs. Gil Crouch, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

BROTHERHOOD 

Associate Director Wayne McCurry, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Tommy Griggs, Royal Ambassador Leader ... Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey, (Chairman), Yates Laws, Mrs. Herman Mason, 
Miss Vergie Duncan, Nat Howell, Miss Barbara Smith. 

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE 

Harold L. McDonald, Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, 
Mrs. Jess Styles, Herman Mason. 



CHURCH DIRECTORY 

BANK'S CREEK--Pastor— Harry Culbertson, Jr., Rt. 1, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

Clerk— Mrs. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer—Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director-— Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director— Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Pianist — Mrs. Harry Culbertson, Jr., Rt. 1, Weaverville, N. C. 
28787. 

Chmn. Deacons — John Biu-leson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

BEE LOG— ^Pastor— Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Clerk— Amie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Jim Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

BLUE ROCK—JPastor— J. Aston Buchanan, 214 Pine Branch Road, 
Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Tommy McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Sheril McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Phillip Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 



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Music Director— Sheril McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist— Mrs. Jimmy Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Pastor— 

Clerk— Mrs. Paul Eckstrom, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Rick Bacon, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Brotherhood Director — Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

W. M. U. Director— Mrs. A. Z. Jameson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Directory Library Service — ^Mrs. Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, 
N. C. 28714. 

Music Director— Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Organist— Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons — Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

BROWN'S CREEK-^Pastor— 

Clerk— Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director- Troy H. Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director— jMrs. Bruce Smith, Rt. 5, Box 117A, Burnsville, 
N. C. 28714. 

W. M. U. Director — ^Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Music Director — John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles E. Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Pastor-^Harold L. McDonald, Box 425, 
Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Clerk-^Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Harold Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director-^Phillip Banks, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
W. M. U. Director— Mrs. C. O. Ellis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Brotherhood Director — 

Minister of Music — ^Paul A. Richardson, Mars Hill College, Mars 
Hill, N. C. 

Organist— Charlie Boone, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons — 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Pastor— Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714, 
Clerk— Emerson Woody, Rt. 6, Box 296, Burnsville, N. C. 2B714. 
Treasurer— W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
iS. S. Director— ^Charles Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director-— Nat Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Brotherhood Director — ^Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
W. M. U. Director— Mrs. Bert Stamey, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director — Harrell Lusk, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Organist — Miss Mary Ann Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
iChmn. Deacons— W. L. Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 



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BYRD'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Burl Grindstaff, Newland Highway, 
Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Treasurer— Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Rev. Kenneth Battey, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director— Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Burhsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist — Miss Kathy Peterson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

CANE RIVEI^— Pastor— James Lamb, Rt. 3, Box 34A, Burnsville, 
N. C. 28714. 

iClerk— Mrs. Alvin Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 95, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director — ^Francis Anglin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Organist— Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Burl Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

CONCORD— Pastor— Howard Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Clerk— Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer—Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— John Cooper, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director — Hoyt Elkins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist— Mrs. Clarence Parker, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

CRABTREE— ^Pastor— 

Clerk— Mrs. Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Bruce Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Wesley MdCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director^ — Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 
Organist— Miss Gay McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist^Mrs. Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

ELK SHOAL^Pastor— Burgess Shelton, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Clerk— Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Hiram Higgins, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

FAIRVIEW— ^Pastor—Randy Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Clerk— Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— ^Mrs. Ruth HoUifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
iS. S. Director— J. C. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director— Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist— Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons — ^Lawrence Cook, Rt. '5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Pastor— Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 
Clerk— Miss Joyce Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Linzey McMahan, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ruhy Lee Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 



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INDIAN CREEK— Pastor— Ellis Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Clerk- Mrs. Perry England, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Perry England, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

IVY GAP — 'Pastor — James Ferguson, Rt. 8, Jonesboro, Tennessee. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ada Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Edward Hall, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Music Director — Larry Hall, Route 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 
Pianist — ^Miss Ronda Ferguson, Rt. 8, Jonesboro, Tennessee. 

JACK'S CREEK— Pastor-^Phillip Garland, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Clerk— Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Rt. 4, Box 309, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Treasurer — ^Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Rt. 4, Box 309, Burnsville, 
N. C. 28714. 

S. S. Director— Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director-^Molt Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
W. M. U. Director— Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

PIANIST— Mrs. Harold Evans, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— John Evans, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Pastor— Harold Bennett, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, 
N. C. 28714. 

Clerk— Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director — Mrs. Jeannie Eubanks, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

W. M. U. Director — Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Music Director— Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist— Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

MT. MITCHELL^Pastor— Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Clerk— Jarvis Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Odis Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director — Danny Willis, Box 115, Marion, N. C. 
Pianist— Mrs. Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons — ^Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

MT. PLEASANT-JPastor-^Gil Crouch, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 
S. S. Director— B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director— Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
W. M. U. Director — Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Music Director— Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Organist— Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons — ^Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 



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PLEASANT GAP— Pastor- 
Clerk — Luther Lawhern, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
Treasurer — Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
S. S. Director— William Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons — ^Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain N. C. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Pastor— Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Enzy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740. 
Treasurer— Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740. 
S. S. Director — ^Howard Garland, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740. 

Music Director— Miss Rhonda Randolph, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, 
N. C. 28740. 

Chmn. Deacons^ — ^Enzy Letterman, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 
28740. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— ^Pastor-^Harlon G. Ramsey, Box 84, Mars 
Hill, N. C. 

Clerk— Mrs. Sammie McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer-^Mrs. Alma Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Edgar Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director— Bob Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Earnest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

PRICE^S CREEK— ^'astor— Ralph Brigman, Barnardsville, N. C. 
Clerk— Burl Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director— Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Mack Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

RIVERSIDE-^Pastor— Clarence Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 
28714. 

Clerk— Mrs. Genevia Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Tommy Pittman, Box 223, Biu-nsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director— Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Mac Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

SHOAL CREEK— Pastor--Lyda Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Clerk— Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Grace Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Lee DuLaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director— Lee DuLaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— ^Pursey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pastor— John Gates, 227 Lincoln Ave. Marion, 
N. C. 

Clerk-^Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— John Griffin, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director— L. H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
W. M. U. Director — Mrs. James McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, 
N. C. 28714. 

Music Director — Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist— Mrs. Don Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 



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WINDOM— Pastor— Lee Woody, Rt. 2, Box 283, Spruce Pine, N. C. 
Clerk— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Ralph Griffith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Cecil Wheeler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director— Andy Brown, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Music Director— Earl Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist— Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— ^Pastor— B. G. McMahan, Box 146 Spruce Pine, 
N. C. 

Clerk— Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Treasurer— Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
S. S. Director— Yates Laws, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
T. U. Director— Albert Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Pianist — Renee Buchanan, Wanda Young, Rosalie Young, Rt. 2, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 
Chmn. Deacons— Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

ZION — Pastor— Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Clerk— Miss Jackie Foxx, Rt. 2, Box 50, Burnsville, N. C. 28714. 

Treasurer — ^Boyd Laws, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740. 

S. S. Director— Homer Ayers, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740. 

T. U. Director — Sherrill Whitson, Micaville, N. C. 

Music Director — Jess Fox, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740. 

Pianist — ^Miss Pamela Fox, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740. 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BANK'S CREEK— 
BEE LOG— 
BLUE ROCK— , 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Sol Harris, Mrs. 
Herman Mason, Mrs. Harry Hayter, Mrs. Tensie Bailey, Mrs. 
MoUie Silver, Mrs. Luther Robinson, Herman Mason, Frank 
Harris, Frank Fagan. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mrs. MoUie Robinson, John 
Powers, Mrs. Rosie McMahan, Mrs. Cora Davis, Troy Ray. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Harold L. McDonald, Edgar Hunter, Jr., 
Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, C. A. Hilliard, Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, 
Mrs. Arney Fox, Mrs. Sallie B. Butner, Mrs. W. Z. Robertson, 
H. G. Bailey, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mrs. Ashton Ramsey. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mike Higgins, Allan Lusk, Harold Lusk, 
Bert Stamey. 

BYRD1S CHAPEL— Kenneth Batty, Mrs. Cleo Batty, Dianne Robin- 
son, Mrs. Jack Hensley, Mrs. Jene Robinson. 

CANE RIVERr— Mrs. Alvin Hensley, Mrs. Walter Edwards, Mrs. Oval 
Smith, Crate Higgins. 

CONCORD- 

CRABTREE— Mr. and Mrs. Haskel McCurry, Mrs. Margaret Mc- 
Curry, Mrs. Bell Chrisawn, Hoy Boone. 

ELK SHOAL — Hiram Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. Bis Randolph, Mr. and 
Mrs. Roy Mathis, Mr. and Mrs. Alec King. 

FAIRVIEW— Junior Wilson, Kelley Ballew, Mrs. Mae Ballew, Calvin 
Wilson, Mrs. Faye Wilson, Lawrence Cook. 

HALL*S CHAPEL— Linzey McMahan, Edward Grindstaff. 

INDIAN CREEK— 

IVY GAP— Mrs. Myrtle Fender, Mrs. Robbie Ferguson, Clyde Fer- 
guson, Woodrow Chandler. 

JACK'S CREEK— Mrs. Luke Laughrun, Mrs. Nora Bryant, Mrs. 
Helen Murphy, Frank Murphy, Will Duncan, Mrs. Bruce Bailey. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Mrs. Ruth Wil- 
son. 

MOUNT MITCHELL— Jesse Willis, Mag Webb, Delba Chrisawn, 
Jarvis Wilson, Bertie Wilson, Alice Chrisawn, Zelda Kirby, Emna- 
line Murphy, Delia Wilson, Dorothy Biddix, Perva Bffler, Thelma 
Johnson. 

MOUNT PLEASANT— JGil Crouch, Mrs. Gil Crouch, Miss Madge 
Carter, Miss Vergie Duncan, Mrs. Edd Hill, Mrs. Charles Tom- 
berlin, Mrs. Herman Angel, Miss Susan Hensley. 

PLEASANT GAP— Fonze Hughes, Fred Ray, Gay Sparks, Bill 
Riddle, Steve Boone, Terrill Ray. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Mrs. Roy Lyle, Mrs. 
Elmer Sparks, Mrs. Hassle Johnson. 



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PLEASANT VALLEY— 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Miller Ledford, Mrs. Annis Shepherd. 
RIVERSIDE— 

SHOAL CREEK— Lee DuLaney, James R. Young. Hoyle Hylemon, 
Verlin Hughes. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Wing, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon 

Autrey, John Griffin, Mrs. Nellie Webb, Mrs. Fred Shuford. 
WINDOM— Cecil Wheeler, Mrs. Faye Wheeler, Mrs. Myrtle Buchanan 

Mrs. Andy Brown, Mrs. Bessie Buchanan. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Yates Laws, Rev. and Mrs. B. C. McMahan, 

Billy Buchanan, Mrs. Estelle Young, Miss Carol Young, Miss 

Renee Buchanan. 

ZION — Mrs. Alice Bailey, Mrs. Kathleen Elkins, Mrs. Georgia Fox, 
Mrs. Maphria Laws. 

OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BANK'S CREiEK— Charles Allen, Miss Bertie Anglin. 

BEE LOG— Mrs. Pearl Mcintosh, Vance Hensley (Deacon), Rufus 
Hensley, Nealie Ledford. 

BLUE ROCK— Mrs. Ruby Hilliard. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. W. B. Hensley, Will Banks (Deacon), Miss 
Delia Tipton. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mrs. W. S. Beeler, Yates Bennett. 

BYRD'S CHAPEiL— Mrs. Nellie Edwards, Mrs. Nancy Edwards. 

CANE RIVER— Alvin Hensley (Deacon), Mrs. Hattie Whittington. 

ELK SHOAL — ^Cloyd Haney (Ordained Minister), Johnson Mcintosh, 
Sam Lee Proffitt, Mrs. Sallie Angel. 

FAIRVIEW-^Craig Wilson, Gary Dean Huskins, Baby Mark Lane 
Autrey. 

IVY GAP— Cecil Shepherd, Mrs. Ella Chandler, Gus Chandler, 
Frellon Reavis. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Nancy Jane McMahan. 

MOUNT MITCHELL— Walter Wilson (Deacon). 

MOUNT PLEASANT— H. W. Briggs (Deacon), Mrs. Lora Johnson, 
Riley Ferguson, Mrs. Nola Robinson, Mrs. Naomi Hill. 

PLEASANT GAP— Virgil Robinson (Deacon), Mack Buchanan, Mrs. 
Ruby Wilson. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Mrs. Myrtle Doan. 

PRICE'S CREEK-Mrs. Liddia Ray. 

RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Maxine Ballew. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Pink Ballew, Oscar Simmons, Mrs. Mable Fair- 
child, R. L. Rector (Deacon). 

WINDOM— Paul Wheeler, Jay Styles (Deacon). 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Lewis Green. 



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MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Honeycutt, Haskie, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. (Riverside) 
Murphy, Fran, Green Mountain, N. C. (Jack's Creek) 
ZuUenger, Sidney, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, West) 

OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Batty, Kenneth, LM, Burnsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 
Bennett, Richmond, OM, Route 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 
Carroll, Claude, OM, Weaverville, N C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Carroll, Homer, OM, Weaverville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Hilemon, Woodrow, OM, Route 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Elk Shoal) 
HuUett, Tommy, LM, Norfolk, Virginia (Burnsville, West) 
Letterman, Theo, OM, Marion, N. C. (South Estatoe) 
Power, John, OM, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 
Ray, Barnett, OM, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Mount Mitchell) 
Ray, Elzie, OM, Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Wheeler, Carl, OM, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 
Whitson, Sherrill, LM, Micaville, N. C. (Zion) 
Young, Ralph, OM, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 
Zullenger, Sidney, LM, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, West) 
(NO DEACONS WERE ORDAINED THIS YEAR) 

CALENDAR 

September 

19 State Missions day and Offering 
20^23 Central Sunday School— Training Union Workshop 

October 

10 Biblical Recorder Day 
13 Cooperative Program Prayer Emphasis 
18 W. M. U. Executive Meeting 
24 American Bible Society Day 
25-31 Deacon-Pastor Fellowship Meeting 

November 

1- 7 Royal Ambassador Week 
8 "M" Night 
21 Thanksgiving Offering for Children's Homes 
28-30 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions — ^Lottie Moon Christ- 
mas Offering 

December 

1- 5 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions — Lottie Moon Christ- 
mas Offering 
5 Foreign Missions Day in Sunday School 
24 Christmas Eve Service 
26 Student Night at Christmas 



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January 

3- 7 January Bible Study (Job) 

17 Sunday School Meeting 

30 Baptist Men's Day 

February 

6 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 

20 Special Day and Offering for Homes for Aging 

21 W. M. U. Executive Meeting 

March 

5-12 Week of Prayer for Home Missions and Annie Armstrong 
Easter Offering 

12 Home Missions Day in the Sunday School 

12-19 Youth Week 

18 Associational Youth Night 

April 

16 Cooperative Program Day 

17 Sunday School Meeting 

24 Vacation Bible School Clinic 

May 

7-14 Christian Home Week 

14 Baptist Hospital Day and Mother's Day Offering 

22 W. M. U. Executive Meeting 
29-30 Deacons' Workshop 

June 

7-18 Baptist College Day and Father's Day Offering 

19 Training Union Meeting 

July 

9 Christian Literature Sunday 

17 Sunday School Meeting 

31 W. M. U.— Brotherhood Convention 



August 

15-16 
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Annual Meeting — ^Yancey Baptist Association 
On-to-College Day 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 10, 1971 
Association Theme: "Witness Now!" 
Scripture: John 20:21 

1 — ^The ninety-third annual meeting of the Yancey Baptist Asso- 
ciation opened at Brown's Creek Baptist Church at 9:20 on Tuesday 
morning, August 10, 1971. Miss Madge Carter, pianist, played a med- 
ley of hymns, and a moment of silent prayer was observed for the 
missionaries having birthdays today. A period of singing was led 
by Charles Gatwood, associate with the Department of Music, Baptist 
State Convention. Mr. Gatwood also gave the opening prayer. 

2 — ^The meeting was called to order by the moderator, Harold L. 
McDonald, who presented the printed program as the order of busi- 
ness for the meeting. A motion was made to adopt the program as 
printed. The motion carried. The theme for the program is "Witness 
Now" and the scripture John 20:21. Two new pastors in the associa- 
tion were introduced to the group. They were: Gil Crouch, pastor of 
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Chiu-ch, and James Lamb, Cane River Baptist 
Church. The moderator also introduced Charles Gatwood, who will 
be leading music at all sessions of the association, and Dr. James 
Blevins, professor of religion at Mars Hill College, who will be bring- 
ing the devotional messages each session. 

3 — ^Dr. James Blevins led the devotional period. His subject was 
the cleansing of the temple by Jesus. 

4 — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Homes for the Aging Chairman, intro- 
duced William Poole, Superintendent of North Carolina Baptist 
Homes for the Aging, who reported on the ministry of these homes 
to the people of the state. Mr. Poole also urged that loving attention 
be shown to the elderly people in each local commimity. 

5 — The work of the North Carolina Baptist Hospital was pre- 
sented by Calvin Knight. 

6 — A roll call of the churches showed 18 churches represented 
with 92 Messengers. Mrs. Jess Styles, Clerk, expressed appreciation 
to the churches for the Bible and gift of money, received during a 
recent illness and invited the messengers to come by the desk for 
a closer look at the Bible. 

7 — The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 
RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Garrett Dixon Bailey, 
Fred Harrell, Yates Laws. 

ORDINATION: Bruce Tomberlin, Harold Bennett, Jr., Ralph 
Mumpower. 

HOSPITALITY: Gil Crouch, Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Mrs. 
Alvin Hensley. 

PLACE AND PREACHER: B. G. McMahan, Mrs. Roy Lyle, 
Mrs. Myrtle Fender. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Yates Laws, 
Mrs. Herman Mason, Miss Vergie Duncan, Nat Howell, Miss 
Barbara Smith. 

8 — Ralph Mumpower, host pastor, made announcements con- 
cerning arrangements for lunch. 



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9 — ^Hugh Starnes, representative from Children's Homes of North 
Carolina, was introduced by the moderator. Mr. Starnes expressed 
appreciation to the group for the support given the new home in 
Western North Carolina, and stated that 2 cottages have been open- 
ed with 24 children admitted. Mr. Starnes also expressed his con- 
cern for the need for more cottages to house more children. 

10 — Mrs. James McDougald, Baptist Publications Chairman, in- 
troduced Marse Grant, Editor of the Biblical Recorder. Mr. Grant 
stated that the Recorder "tries to put it all together" and to report 
on what Baptists are doing throughout the state. Mr. Grant also ex- 
pressed the need for Christian citizenship and of the importance of 
Baptists making an impact on the government of the state. 

11 — ^The work of Baptist Foundation was discussed by Gordon 
Maddry. 

12i — John Powers, choir director of the host church, sang a solo, 
"No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus." 

13 — ^Gil Crouch, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Church preached the an- 
nual sermon. His scripture was from the eighth chapter of Acts and 
he spoke about Philip and his call to go to Gaza, and how he obeyed 
immediately without giving excuses. Mr. Crouch closed with prayer. 

14 — ^A musical benediction by Ann Crouch, accompanied by 
Linda Deyton, brought a close to the morning session. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

15 — ^The afternoon session began with a period of singing led by 
Charles Gatwood. The devotional was brought by Dr. James Blevins. 

16^ — The Hospitality Report was read by Gil Crouch and approv- 
ed by the messengers. 

17 — ^The Place and Preacher Report was made by B. G. McMahan 
and adopted. 

PLACE: 1st day— Blue Rock 
Night— Ivy Gap 
2nd day — Pleasant Grove 
PREACHER: James Lamb 

18 — ^Officers to serve during the coming year were elected. They 
were: 

Moderator — Harold L. McDonald 
Vice-Moderator — B. G. McMahan 
Clerk — ^Mrs. Jess Styles 

19 — ^The work of the Yancey Baptist Association was presented 
by the directors of the various organizations. Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard, Superintendent of Missions, was in charge of the presen- 
tation, and the following people took part: Harold Bennett, Jr., 
(Sunday School), Mrs. James McDougald, (Church Training), Mrs. 
Roy Pate, (Woman's Missionary Union), Gene Gardner, Randy Ollis, 
and David Phillips, (Brotherhood & R. A.'s), Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, 
(Vacation Bible School), Yates Laws, (Deacon Fellowship), Miss 
Madge Carter, (Music), B. G. McMahan, (Evangelism), and Mrs. 
Bruce Bailey, (Missions). This part of the program was closed with 
a message in song, "Be Thou My Vision" by Miss Linda Deyton. 

20 — The final message of the afternoon was brought by Luther 
Osment, representative of the Baptist State Convention. His subject 
was "Witness Now ... In All the World." A musical benediction 
followed. 



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TUESDAY NIGHT, 7:30 

21 — ^The evening session met with Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church, 
and began with the youth choir, led by Charles Gatwood, giving the 
call to worship. Mr. Gatwood, then led the congregation in singing 
a series of hymns. 

22 — ^The moderator informed the messengers that the money 
sent by the churches for minutes is not sufficient to pay for the cost 
of printing, and urged the churches to buy and use more of them. 
An offering was taken to help with the cost of the printing of the 
annuals and also for the materials used in the printing of the Books 
of Reports and programs. 

23 — Special Music was presented by the Youth Choir of the 
association, led by Charles Gatwood. 

24 — Jimmy Hinson, Associate in the Division of Evangelism, of 
the Baptist State Convention, was the guest speaker. His subject was 
"God CaUs You to Witness Now" and he used scripture from John 
20:19-28. Charles Gatwood gave the musical benediction. 

WEDNESDAY MORNINa AUGUST 11 

25^ — ^The closing session of the ninety-third annual meeting of 
the Yancey Baptist Association met at Young's Chapel Baptist 
Church on Wednesday Morning, August 11, beginning at 9:45. The 
meeting began with a musical meditation by the pianist. Miss 
Madge Carter. Charles Gatwood, led the congregation in the sing- 
ing at several hymns. Harold McDonald, moderator, expressed appre- 
ciation to Mr. Gatwood to leading the music in all sessions during 
the associational meeting. 

26 — ^The report of the nominating committee was read by Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard and was adopted by the group. 

27 — 'Dr. James Blevins was recognized by the moderator, and 
brought the devotional message to the group. His scripture was 
taken from John 1, and his subject was the calling of the disciples. 

28 — The importance of planning our work was stressed by our 
moderator, and plans for 1971-72 were presented to the association. 

29 — ^Charles Gatwood led the messengers in the singing of "Trust 
and Obey." 

30 — Dr. Carlton Mitchell, professor at Wake Forest University, 
was presented and spoke briefly. 

31 — ^B. G. McMahan, host pastor, made announcements concern- 
ing the serving of lunch. 

32 — ^A solo "Open My Eyes" was sung by Chris Miller, accom- 
panied by Linda Deyton . 

33 — Dr. Eugene Poston, president of Gardner-Webb College, 
brought greetings from the Baptist Colleges of the state, and spoke 
on behalf of the Cooperative Program. Dr. Poston described the 
Cooperative Program as an "investment in the Kingdom of God." 
Following his remarks concerning Christian Higher Education, Dr. 
Poston preached the closing message of the associational meeting. 
His subject was "Christian Education in the Home, Church, and 
School." 

34 — ^Following a musical benediction, sung by Mrs. Gil Crouch, 
accompanied by Miss Linda Deyton, the ninety-third annual meet- 
ing of the association was adjourned and lunch was served in the 
basement of the church. 



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HOSPITALITY REPORT 

Whereas, in appreciation for the gracious hospitaUty, extended 
to the Yancey Baptist Association, we the churches, express our 
gratitude to Brown's Creek, Mt. Mitchell, and Young's Chapel 
Churches. 

A special thanks to those responsible for the delicious meals and 
to the South Toe Elementary School for the use of their facilities. 

We would like to express appreciation to the workers from the 
Baptist State Convention and to Dr. James Blevins, who have come 
to meet with us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gil Crouch 

Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 
Mrs. Alvin Hensley 

HOMES FOR THE AGING 

Our North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging celebrated 
their 20th Anniversary in March of this year. During these years 
the story of our Homes has been one of faith, and has shown that 
God has abundantly blessed. This work was begun in 1951 with one 
home and one resident. Now there are five homes and a nursing 
unit. These homes can accomodate 160 residents and 76 patients. Two 
of these Homes, Resthaven and Hayes Home and the Nursing Care 
Unit are in Winston-Salem. The others are at Albemarle, Hamilton 
and Yanceyville. In these homes the aged have love and all the 
care they need. 

The past year has been one of the best ever and the Homes 
are rejoicing in the blessings that have come from God through our 
Baptist people. Support for the Homes come from the churches 
through the Cooperative Program and the Special Offering. For 
the past three years these Homes have had a deficit and have oper- 
ated in the red and as yet they are not in the clear but this past 
year has been encouraging. We hope and pray that the time is 
nearing when they will be able to operate in the clear. The great- 
er concern of our people and the increase in gifts have been strong 
contributing factors to the success of the past year. 

At least 80% of the people who live in our Homes are financial- 
ly needed people and are benefited directly from the love gifts of 
N. C. Baptists. They could not be cared for and the homes could 
not operate without the special offering from the churches and 
gifts through the Cooperative Program. 

Let us remember how dependent these older people are on us 
and other Baptists. We would like to challenge the churches to give 
more liberally and to remember this ministry as we pray. 

Of great interest this past year has been the new addition to 
the Nursing Care Center. It is hoped that by September it will be 
finished and this will make available 20 more beds. This addition 
was made possible by the gift of $80,000 from Judge and Mrs. Wil- 
liam York of Greensboro. The trustees accepted their challenge and 
raised $80,000. 

Thirteen churches in our association gave $869.71. Are we satis- 
fied with this? Let's make an effort to give more liberally and let 



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us pray for these Homes. Let us remember that any ministry to 
an older person in the name of Christ is a direct ministry to Him. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Chairman 

Homes for the Aging 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

The Baptist Hospital admitted 17,557 persons in 1970 for a total 
of 150,174 days of care. In addition, there were 51,563 visits to out- 
patient clinics, including 17,241 to the Emergency Room. About 90 
per cent of these were "referral" patients — ^that is patients who were 
referred to the Hospital by local physicians because they needed 
the specialized medical care our Hospital is staffed and equipped 
to offer. 

Our hospital, from the day of its beginning, has provided good 
medical care for our people, including care for persons who cannot 
pay the cost. There has been great progress in medicine and tre- 
mendous increase in hospital costs, and these have made some policy 
changes necessary. The basic policy of providing care-now the 
highly specialized care for the more difficult cases — ^for those who 
cannot pay has not changed. The Christian ministry is at the heart 
of the work of our Baptist Hospital. The entire staff is cooperating 
in an effort to maintain a proper balance between sound financial 
policies and a spirit of Christian compassion. 

Baptist Hospital offers a ministry of healing in Christ's name 
to all who need it. It seeks to fulfill the same purpose in North 
Carolina that a Baptist Hospital operated by our Foreign Mission 
Board seeks to fulfill on the mission field. It ought to be supported 
by missionary-minded Baptists with the same enthusiasm and for 
the same reason we support every other phase of our denomina- 
tion's World Mission Program. This is missions, too. 

Our records show an increase in number of churches giving 
and in the total amount given. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Andrew Johson, Chairman 

Baptist Hospital 

BAPTIST PUBLICATIONS 

At a time when some religious publications are losing circula- 
tion, 'biblical Recorder" has the highest circulation in its 138-year 
history — more than 93,000. The "Biblical Recorder" likes to report 
all the good news it can about Baptists. When evil needs to be ex- 
posed, however, the Recorder does not shun it. This was evidenced 
again in the legislature this year as the liquor forces managed only 
small gains. We are referring to the local option liquor by the drink 
elections in Moore and Mecklenburg Counties. The Recorder stresses 
Christian citizenship. 

You can receive the Recorder under the Church Budget plan 
for only $2.00 a year. There is no more economical way to have an 
informed membership than by sending the Recorder to every family. 

June 27th was declared Christian Literature Sunday. On this 
Sunday, the churches urged the people to subscribe to the "Com- 
mission," "Home Missions" and "Charity and Children". 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. James McDougald 
I Christian Literature Representative 



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CHILDREN'S HOMES 

The child care and family service ministry of North Carolina 
Baptists has been strengthened in various ways. A home to serve 
Western North Carolina has become a reality with the opening of 
the Broyhill Home in May. Two cottages have been built and these 
are already filled to capacity. 

In October 1970 a new service was begun with the opening of a 
maternity home in Asheville. The girls who have been served in 
this program have responded well to the love, concern and care 
which has been provided them. 

The expansion of services and the improved quality of work 
being done requires additional financial support. Increased giving 
through the Cooperative Program, the Thanksgiving Offering, 
special gifts by individuals, families, businesses and industries is 
necessary to provide quality services for those who turn to us for 
help. 

Members of the Board of Trustees and members of the Staff 
of the Baptist Children's Homes express genuine appreciation for 
the confidence and support of Baptists. At the same time, they are 
seeking dligently to maintain the best program of child care possible. 

Let's not sin against God by failing to do our part for this 
worthy cause. Last year the churches increased the total giving by 
$130 but three which gave last year failed to give this year. This 
year let's do our part and have thirty churches giving! 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin, Chairman 
Children's Homes Chairman 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

During 1970 the American Bible Society — 

— aided in providing technical assistance to more than 3,000 
translators working in more than 800 languages and dialects. At the 
close of 1970 at least one book of the Bible had been published in 
1431 languages: the Bible in 249, a Testament in 329 more, and 
portions in 853. Many, however, still wait for the Bible in their own 
language. 

— donated 4,323,599 Scriptures for chaplains to the Armed Ser- 
vices. 

— distributed 99,595,465 Bibles, Testaments, Portions and Se- 
lections. The world distribution of all Bible Societies totaled 173 
million, equivalent to one copy for every 21 persons in the world. 

— continued to develop Scriptures in everyday speech. "Good 
News for Modern Man" has a distribution of 25 million copies. Job 
is to be available in the fall of 1971 in time for Southern Baptist 
January Bible Study. 

Southern Baptists lead in total gifts, however, the per capita 
gift from more than 11.6 million members is only a little more 
than 2 cents per year. Gifts are sent to the State Office marked "for 
the American Bible Society." We need to take this matter "to 
heart" and strengthen this work by each church sending an offer- 
ing once during the associational year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson 
Bible Society Representative 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL 

The theme for 1970-71 has been "Living the Spirit of Christ in 
Creativity and Expectancy." This year has been marked with many 
changes designed to improve our Sunday Schools and make them 
more effective. Certainly we all can make changes that will make 
us more aware of the needs of our time. 

We were well pleased with the Bible Conference and the county- 
wide Evangelistic Crusade which we were so fortunate to have in 
our association during the past year. This is only a sample of the 
many things that can be accomplished if we will commit our lives 
to God and His Kingdom work. 

"People-to^People is a plan of action to help us reach more peo- 
ple for Bible study. Using this plan you can begin now to share 
your love for Christ with people. Every Christian that is a part of 
the Sunday School should want to be a part of "People-to-People" 
One of the most needed assets of our day is for people to study God's 
Word and apply it to daily living. Let us all do all that we can to 
make this the most successful year that the Sunday School has ever 
had. 

We rejoice that some progress was made in 1970-71. The thirty 
Sunday Schools reported an increase of thirty-one in enrolment and 
one hxmdred and eight in average attendance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold Bennett, Jr. 
Sunday School Director 

TRAINING UNION 

As the associational year comes to a close we find it is time 
for an annual check-up on our Training Union work. When we look 
at the reports we have received we feel that maybe we could all 
stand a quick shot of energy, enthusiasm and dedication to get the 
Training Unions back on their feet again and up to par. 
We have nine Training Unions 
with an enrolment of 659 

and an average attendance of 345 
19'8 attended "M" Night, 

with 120 in attendance for Youth Night. 
Maybe if we follow the following prescription next year we 
can do better — 1. A Training Union in every church. 2. Increase 10% 
in enrolment in the now existing Unions. 3. Involve every church 
in all training opportunities. 

The Lord is concerned with what we do but He is also concern- 
ed with what we could have done but did not. We need to take 
advantage of the opportunities which He gives us. Training can 
make the difference between what one is and what one can become. 
We cannot afford to do less than our best. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson, 
Training Union Director 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY 

This year has been a year of disappointment on one hand, on 
the other hand a rewarding year. 

On August 14th and I5th some of the W. M. U. Officers attend- 
ed a worshop at Camp Mundo Visto. The work shop was conduct- 
ed by the State Officers for Associational Officers. 

In October we had a county meeting and at that time Miss 
Hilliard discussed the Year Book and the new materials to be used 
in the '70's. 

In April the W. M. U. was host for a covered dish supper honor- 
ing Rev. and Mrs. John Divers at First Baptist Church. Afterwards 
Mr. and Mrs. Divers thrilled and challenged our hearts as they told 
about their work in Argentina. The next afternoon the boys and 
girls gave a birthday party for Jeffrey Divers on his 10th birthday. 

On July 19th the Annual W. M. U. and Brotherhood Meeting was 
held in the Jack's Creek Baptist Church. Rev. and Mrs. John Divers 
brought mission messages. Eleven churches were represented. 

The Brotherhood and the Woman's Missionary Union are work- 
ing together and we feel that both organizations will be stronger 
in the Lord's Work. These organizations are vital to the life of a 
church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Evelyn H. Pate 
W. M. U. Director 

BROTHERHOOD 

It does not seem possible that it is again time for the yearly 
report. Looking back I try to see what has been accomplished. It 
makes us wonder what we have really been doing. We have no new 
Brotherhoods to report. 

As we look forward, we rejoice that two additional officers have 
been enlisted — ^Wayne McCurry as Associate Director and Tommy 
Greggs to work with the boys. Plans are in the making for a work- 
shop to help train leaders. 

We want to do more this year. We have a real opportunity and 
we know and serve a God who is able to get the job done through 
us, if we will be used. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gene Gardner 
Brotherhood Director 

EVANGELISM 

It is exciting to be involved in evangelism today. Never since 
Jesus gave the Great Commission has the need for evangelistic 
churches been greater than now. There are more lost people in the 
world today than at anytime in world history. Our church com- 
munities are teeming with unchurched and lost people simply be- 
cause our churches are disobedient to the last command of our risen 
Lord. 

The Gospel alone makes the church distinctive. It can never 
be a Gospel hoarder, it must be a Gospel shared, and if the lost 
world is to hear the Gospel, it must come through those who profess 
to know Him who commands us to be witnesses to Him to the ends 
of the earth. The mission of the church includes many things, but 



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basically our mission is to be instruments in the hand of God as we 
go to the lost with the story of redemptive love. 

No church can be an evangelistic church until the membership 
becomes involved, and to get the membership involved is not an 
easy task, for all the powers of the world, the flesh, and the devil 
are against it. The obsession of church people with the fruits of 
prosperity make it more and more difficult to get church people 
involved in evangelism. However, this is just what Jesus has com- 
manded us to do. 

Our Convention has designed 1971-72 as years of intensive pre- 
paration. 1973 is to be a year of intensive evangelistic effort. 

Churches of Yancey County — ^will we rise to meet this challenge? 
We will if we are clothed with the Spirit of God and go about this 
great work with enthusiasm. 

During 1970-71 twenty-three churches in the association baptized 
187. The year before only 93 were baptized. Eighteen churches re- 
ported one or more baptized. 

Respectfully submitted 
Fred Harrell, 
Evangelistic Chairman 

MUSIC 

We have a great God^ — One who demands our best. Music is 
such a vital part of any worship service and of many other things 
our churches undertake for God! Those who have received from 
God the ability to sing or play need to prepare that they might sing 
His praises to the best of their ability. Eight churches reported a 
Music Ministry involving three hundred and one individuals. 

This past year we promoted two projects: Hymn Sings — one 
at Brown's Creek, and one at Burnsville, West; a Music Clinic, four 
nights, Bolen's Creek. 

The Yancey Baptist Association needs to fully organize for an 
effective music ministry. We urge the suggested (and needed) of- 
ficers. Let us suggest and urge you to put this need on your prayer 
list because "Prayer changes things." 

Respectfully submitted 
Mrs. Tensie Bailey, 
Music Director 

LIBRARY REPORT 

It is important that churches have a place set aside for a care- 
fully selected number of books to provide reading material for 
pleasure and research. These should be available for use in the 
reading room and for check-out following standard library pro- 
cedure. 

Sometimes the church library provides the only extra reading 
material within the reach of the people in a community. This means 
another church out-reach. 

The following churches in the association are trying to meet 
this need: Burnsville, First, West Burnsville, Bolen's Creek, Moimt 
Mitchell and South Estatoe. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergie Dimcan 
Associational Librarian 



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DEACON FELLOWSHIP 

This group is made up of the deacons and pastors of the Yancey 
Baptist Association. Three meetings were held during the last year. 
The first meeting in October and plans were made to promote the 
association-wide revival. At both of the other meetings a deacon 
was ordained — Troy Ray, Brown's Creek Baptist Church and Frank 
Phillips of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. 

The responsibilities of deacons are many and how well they 
function influences all the church does. It is important that they 
not only be dedicated men but informed individuals. 

What a difference the deacons and pastors could make in the 
Yancey Baptist Association. The churches reported 146 ordained 
deacons. Add to this number the pastors — what an army for the 
Lord is available. The fields are already "white unto harvest" and 
Jesus has given His marching orders^ — "Ye shall be witnesses unto 
Me ... go ye into all the world . . as the Father hath sent Me even 
so send I you." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ben Riddle 

Deacon Fellowship Chairman 
BIBBLE SCHOOLS 

One of God's good gifts is the Bible. It can be a "lamp unto 
our feet", a "light unto our path". For it to be this, however, one 
must read it — study it. Vacation Bible School helps boys, girls and 
youth "to hide it in their hearts." 

Nineteen of our thirty churches reported a Vacation Bible 
School! These churches enrolled 1,109 for additional Bible study 
and only eternity can reveal the harvest which is being reaped and 
will be reaped in the years ahead. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 
Bible School Director 

HIGHER CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Preparation is a "must" for a job well done. Believing and 
realizing the need for additional training beyond High School, North 
Carolina Baptists maintain six colleges and one university: Mars 
Hill, Meredith, Gardner- Webb, Campbell, Wingate, Chowan, and 
Wake Forest University. 

The challenge to Baptists to continue this ministry for young 
men and women has never been so great. Today, it is estimated, 
that about one-half of the population of the United States is 25 and 
under. 

These colleges exist for the students. The colleges are com- 
mitted to doing their part in developing a world community where 
Christian love rules supreme in the hearts of men. At the same 
time they understand that the preparing for youth to live, to make 
a living and the providing of experiences now for abundant living 
is involved in their task. 

Our record this year does not look good. We need now to re- 
solve to follow "in the footsteps of Christ" in this area of Christian 
education! 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 

Christian Education Representative 



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MISSIONS 

Jesus' command was that His disciples, "Go, teach all nations, 
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I 
have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto 
the end of the world." 

What a blessed privilege we have in helping to fulfill this com- 
mand of our Lord. All Southern Baptists should be grateful for a 
plan whereby we all join together in a cooperative effort to main- 
tain a forward, active, open, systematic and organized thrust for 
the winning of men to Christ, to give needed assistance to the organi- 
zation and growth of churches on Foreign Mission Fields as well as 
assistance to those in our Homeland. When we give through the 
Cooperative Program we can have a part in the support of the 
Children's Homes, Homes for the Aging, the Baptist Hospital, the 
Baptist Colleges and Home and Foreign Missions. Just consider this 
one fact — last year our Southern Baptist missionaries and their 
national colleagues saw 54,994 new converts baptized in the 71 
countries where they served. 

Then we have an opportunity to be "faithful in the giving" of 
offerings. There is a special offering for State Missions, Home Mis- 
sions and Foreign Missions. Associational Missions should be in the 
budget or at least our churches need to make a special offering for 
this cause. 

The fields are truly white unto harvest, so let's make a special 
effort in this new year to increase our gifts through the Cooperative 
Program and the special offerings. It is a joy to know that we can 
have a part in ministering to the lost and needy people of the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 
Missions Chairman 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING YEAR 

BANK'S CREEK — ^Completed new church and held dedication on 
Sunday, July 18, 1971. At this time, the church has spent $18,- 
613.72 with a debt of only $705.95. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Dedicated new parsonage on August 9, 1970. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Started work on new church building. 

CONCORD — ^Work progressing on new church with members doing 
most of the work. 

ELK SHOAL— New church building dedicated October 4, 1970. 

FAIRVIEW— Paved parking lot around church. 

IVY GAP — ^Purchased church bus. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Began Nursing Home ministry and Radio 
Ministry. 

SHOAL iCREEK — 'New church under construction. 

SOUTH ESTATOE — ^Cooperative Program giving increased to 10%. 
Refinished floors and installed carpet in Sanctuary. New Storage 
Building completed. Sidewalk built. Land debt retired. 

ZION— New Building nearing completion. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 31 



CONSTITUTION 



Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church and the follow- 
ing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of 'Pastors and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in this 
article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting. All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to 
do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Superintendent of Sunday Schools, who shall promote 
and encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Asso- 
ciation by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 



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5. The Director of Baptist Training Union, who shall promote 
and encourage the Training Union program in all the Churches 
of the Association. 

6. The Superintendent of Woman's Missionary Union, elected 
by the W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote , a work of the 
Woman's Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches of the 
Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Orphanage Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

10. Christian Literature Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

1. Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress importance and value of Christian Education and the neces- 
sity of fostering the various institutions now being supported by the 
Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shaU be to encour- 
age the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member Churches 
thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood President who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. Missions Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall , be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all churches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 

20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions, 
the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 33 



21. Christian Action Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render any 
assistance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed in en- 
forcing laws now on books. 

22. A Board of Trustees to be composed of five members, two 
of whom shall be the Moderator and Clerk of this Association and 
three to be appointed by the Moderator, whose duty it shall be to 
supervise and administer the Watson Fund in connection with de- 
serving students attending Mars Hill College. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Training Union associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Superintendent, Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, and the Associational Train- 
ing Union Director, two pastors, and two members at large. The 
Moderator and the Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the hands 
of the Clerk within two months after the close of the Association. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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ANNUAL 
of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1972 

held with 
BLUE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
AUGUST 15 
IVY GAP BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
AUGUST 16 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

LAUREL BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
AUGUST 14, 1973 

JACK'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 14, 1973 

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
AUGUST 15, 1973 



ANNUAL 
of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1972 

held with 
BLUE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
AUGUST 15 
IVY GAP BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
AUGUST 16 

NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

LAUREL BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
AUGUST 14, 1973 

JACK'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
AUGUST 14, 1973 

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
AUGUST 15, 1973 



INDEX 

PAGE 

CALENDAR 3 

CONSTITUTION 4 

DEAD (Listed by Churches) 6 

DIRECTORY: Associational Officers - 7 

Brotherhood Officers — - 9 

Church Training Officers 9 

Sunday School Officers 8 

Woman's Missionary Union Officers 9 

DIRECTORY: Local Church Officers: 

Pastors 10 

Church Clerks 10 

Treasurers 11 

Sunday School Directors 12 

Church Training Directors 13 

Brotherhood Directors 13 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 13 

Music Directors 13 

Organists or Pianists 14 

Deacons: Chairmen 15 

Directors of Library Service 16 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST 16 

Map (Showing Churches of Association) 

MESSENGERS (Listed by Churches) 17 

MINISTERS, LICENSED 19 

MINISTERS, ORDAINED 19 

MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 19 

PROCEEDINGS 20 

REPORTS: American Bible Society 24 

Annuity Board 25 

Baptist Foundation 24 

Baptist Hospital 25 

Brotherhood — - 26 

Children's Home 26 

Christian Education 27 

Church Training 28 

Homes for Aging 28 

Library Services 29 

Missions 29 

Publications 31 

Sunday School 30 

Vacation Bible School 31 

Woman's Missionary Union 32 

TABLES: Historical 33 

Statistical 34 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



CALENDAR 

Sepiember 

11 Woman's Missionary Union Prayer Retreat 

18 Sunday School Meeting 

24 State Missions Day and Ofiferimg 
24-30 Chiirch Launching Week 
October 

8 "Biblical Recorder Day" 
9-12 Church Training School 
22 American Bible Society 

30 Deacon-Pastor Fellowship Meeting 
November 

5- 11 Royal Ambassador Week 

13- 15- Baptist State Convention 

19 Child Care Day and Thanksgiving Offering for Children's 
Homes 

27 "M" Night 
December 

3- 10 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions - Lottie Moon Christ- 

mas Offering 

24 Carol Sing 

31 Student Night at Christmas 
January 

7- 11 January Bible Study 

15 Sunday School Meeting 

28 Baptist Men's Day 
February 

4 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 
11-17 Woman's Missionary Union Focus Week 

18 Special Day and Offering for Homes for Aging 
March 

4- 11 Week of Prayer for Home Missions and Annie Armstrong 

Offering 

19 Church Training Meetin^g 
April 

16 Sunday School Meeting 

29 Cooperative Program Day 
30'-31 Bible School Clinic 

May 

6- 13 Christian Home Week 

13 Baptist Hospital Day - Mother's Day Offering for Hospital 
21 Woman's Missionary Union Executive Meeting 

June 

17 Baptist College Day and Scholarsihip Offering 

25 Church Training Meeting 
Bible Schools 

July I 

8- 14 Youth Week 

8 (Christian Literature Sunday 
22-29 Week of Prayer for Associational Missions 

30 Annual Woman's Missionary Union Meeting 
August 

14- 15 Annual Meeting of Yancey Baptist Association 

26 On-to-College Day 

State and Southwide meettings, activities and Programs will be 
promoted as saiggested. 



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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIiST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION 



Article 1. The name of this organization shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church and the follow- 
ing morning, with a third church, tO' be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in this 
article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein se!t forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the St'ate Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missionsi. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting. All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso^ 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to hun when called' upon to 
do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Director of Sunday Schools, who^ shall promote and 
encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Associa- 
tion by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun^ 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Church Ttaining who shall promote and 
encourage the Church Training program in all the Churches of the 
Association. 



MINUTES YANiCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



6. The Director of Woman's Missionary Union, elected by the 
W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the Woman's 
Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
enco'urage study among the Deacons of the various: Churches of the 
Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Children's Home Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
Work for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of 
aid thereto. 

10. Baptist Publications Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

ill. Higher Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall 
be to stress importance and value of Christian Education and the 
necessity of fostering the various institutions now being supported 
by the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churiches of this Association and our Baptist State 
Hospital. 

13-. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to encour- 
age the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the JV[ember Churches 
thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to soipport the same. 

1&. The Brotherhood Director who shall promote and en- 
courage the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

16. Missions Chairman, Whose duty it shall loe to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working throiugh the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to foirnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all churches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 

20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be tO' play for annual sessions, 
the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

i21. Christian Action iChairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control (ABiC) store in the town or county and to render any 
assistance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed in en- 
forcing laws now on books. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
m^ake recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Church Training ,associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 



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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



berShip on the Nominating Committee. Further providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Director, Associational Sun^ 
day School Director, and the Associational Church Training Director, 
two pas'tors, and two members at large. The Moderator and the 
Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Conmiittee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordina'tion Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be conaposed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Associa- 
tional Clerk do his best toi have the Minutes printed and in the hands 
of the Clerk within two months after the close of ,the Association. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 

OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BANK'S CREEK— Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ball. 

BEE LOG— Mr. Ernest Miller, Mr. Monroe Bradford. 

BLUE ROCK— Mr. Edward McNiel. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mr. Clyde Banks, Mr. John Banks, Mr. Latt Fox, 
Mr. Bill MiUer. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Bertha Hensiey. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mrs. Mae H. Wilson, Mr. R. W. Wilson, Mr. 
M. D. Bailey, Mr. Sol Evans. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mrs. Ora Angel. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— 'Mrs. Vandora Whitson. 

ELK SHOAL-^rs. Hattie Phillips, Spec. 4-John C. McMahan, (U. S. 
Army), Mr. Clyde Phillips!. 

FAIRVIEW— Mr. Troy Young, Mr. Mack Huskins, Mr. Stanley Autrey 
(Deacon), Mr. Milton Huskins. 

INDIAN CREEK— ^Mrs. Vernie Rathburn. 

IVY GAP— Mr. Clyde Fender. 

JACK'S CREEK— Mrs. Myrtle Hensiey, Mrs. Geneva Fox, Mr. Sam 
Byrd. 

LAUREL BRANCH-^Mr. Hilliard McMahan. 

MOUNT PLEASANT— Mrs. Vergie Shepherd, Mr. Ben Randolph. 

PLEASANT GAP— Mr. Bert Wyatt. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Mr. Steven Buckner. 

PRICE'S CREEK— jMts. Margie Arrowood. 

RIVERSIDE— Mr. Mills Gibbs (Deacon). 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Mary Kinchaloe. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mr. Guss Young, Mr. Sam Green. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Superintendent of Missionis iMiss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Box 53, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Harold Bennett, Jr, 

Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Moderator Harold McDonald 

BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714 

S. S. Director Harold McDonald 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Church Training Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3i, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

W. M. U. Director Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Gene Gardner 

Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Library Services Miss Vergie Duncan 

Bald Creek, N. C. 28714 

Music Director Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Harold Lusk, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN: 

Missions Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Bumsvile, N. C. 28714 

Evangelistic Howard Buchanan 

Bakersville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pastor's Conference Fred Harrell 

Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Action James Lamb 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES: 

Audi- Visual Aids Nat Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Rt. 6, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Publications Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 



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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Christian Higher Education Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Children's Homes Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Homes for the Aging Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

James Lamb, (chairman), Howard Buchanan, Mrs. Don Young, 
Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Jim Pate, Miss Sara Hensley. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Chairman, Dawson Briggs 

Laurel Branch Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 2.8714 

Harold Bennett, Jr Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Laurel Branch) 

Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. Roy Pate Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Gene Gardner Burnsville, N. C. 28714, (West Burnsville) 

Fred Harrell Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Ben Riddle Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

Mrs. Don Young Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (South Estatoe) 

James Lamb Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Cane River) 

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE 

Harold McDonald, Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, 
Mrs. Jess Styles, Herman Mason. 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

Bruce Tomberlin, Harold Bennett, Jr., Ralph Mumpower. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES COMMITTEE 

Garrett Dixon Bailey, Ered HarreU, Yates Laws. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Teacher - Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Outreach Director Charles Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Extension Activities Director B. M. Tomberlin 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Records Assistant Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Route 5, Burnsiville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist OVLrs. John Powers, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister John Powers, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders Yates Laws, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

James Lamb, Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Miss Lo Delia Duncan, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director New Church Member Training Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. 

Director Church Member Training Gil Crouch 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Church Leader Training Mrs. Don Young 

Rt. 2, BumsviUe, N. C. 28714 

Adult Training Group Leader Fred Phoenix 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Training Group Leader C. W. Britt 

Rt. G, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Ed Sparks 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Mary Ann Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Charlie Boone, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Henry 'Silver, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

Director OVIrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. 0. 28714 

Associate Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Fred Shuford 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Seoretary-Treasiurer Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Acteen Director Mrs. Harold McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Girls in Action Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Wayne McCurry, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. O. 28714 

Mission Friends Director Miss Vergie Duncan 

Bald iCreek Rural Station, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

BROTHERHOOD 

Director Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



10 MINUTES YAJSrCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

DIRECTORY OF LOCAL CHURCH OFFICERS 

LIST OF PASTORS 

Bank's Creek Harry Culbertson, WeaverviUe, N. C. 

Bee Log Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ronnie Gouge, Rt. 5, Box .43A, Marion, N. C. 28752 

Bolen's Creek C. W. Britt, Rt. 6, 3umsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Glenn Walker, Box 77, MicaviHe, N. C. 28755 

Burnsville, First Harold L. McDonald 

Box 425, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel .... Burl Grindstaff, Newland Hwy., Spruce Pine, N. ,0. 

Cane River James Lamb, Rt. 3, Box 54E, Burnsville, N. C. ,28714 

Concord Haskey Honeycutt Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Claude Surrett, Rt. 3, Box 34A Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Burgess Shelton, Rt. 3^ Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Randolph Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 

Indian Creek Andy Robinson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap James Ferguson^ Rt. 8, Jonesboro, Tenn. 

Jack's Creek Philip Garland, Rt. 1, BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount MitcheU Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. ,C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Gil Crouch, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Ben Lee Ray, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Pleasant Grove Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, N. C. 

Pleasant Valley Harlon Ramsey, Box 84, Mars HiU, N. C. 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Riverside Clarence Ledford, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Ayers, Rt. 4, BakersviUe, N. C. 

South Estatoe .. John O. Gates, 227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, N. C. 28752 

Windom Lee Woody, Sr., Rt. 2, Box 238, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Yoimg's Chapel Howard Buchanan, Rt. 2, BakersviUe, N. C. 

Zion Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Cecil Styles, Rt. ,1, burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Cteek Mrs. Paul Eckstorm, Rt. 6,, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks 

Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, JST. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Dover R. Fouts 

Box 727, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Emerson Woody 

Rt. 6, Box 296, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276', Bumsville, N. C. 28714 
Cane River Mrs. Alvin Hensley 

Rt. 3., Box 95, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Conco'rd Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Biimsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree ,. Mrs. Margaret King, Rt. 1, Box 199, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel .... Don^a Hayes, Rt. 5, Box 268, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Indian Cteek .... Mrs. Johnny McPeters, Rt. 3, 3urnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Rt. S, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Marie Laws, Rt 3, Burnsvillei, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. J. E. Wilson 

Rt. 6, Box 94, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Jarvis Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville JT. C. 28714 

Mo.unt Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. .C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap .... Luther Lawhem, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Mrs. Sammie McPeters 

Rt. 3;, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 
Price's Creek .... Biurl Austin, Rt. 3i, Box 243, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Mary Miller, Rt. 6^ Biu-nsville, N. C 28714 

Shoal Creek Terr ill Young, Rt. 2, Biu-nsville, N. ,C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box !372, Bxirnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion .... Miss Jackie Fox, Rt. 2, Box 50^ Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek .... Mrs. Claude Burleson, Rt. 1, Biu-nsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Janice MfcKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek .... Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bumsville, First Charles Harold Anglin 

Box v275, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West William Hullett, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, BurnsvLlle, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Walter EdKvards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Concord Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, BumsviHe, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Iva Wilson, Rt. 2, Box 2i21, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Mrs. Vina Proffitt, Rt. 3i, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Ruth HoUifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hail's Chapel Edtward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Ivy Gap , Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Marie Laws, Rt. 3, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Odis Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Monroe Miclntosh, Cane River, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap ^'red Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant 'Grove Roy Lytle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek Mrs, Miller Ledford 

Rt. 3, Box 247, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Vera L. Garland 

Rt. 3, Box 25, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek , Mrs. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel ^s. Kate Robinson 

Rt. 2, Biu-nsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Boyd Laws, Burnsviile, N. C. 2S714 

LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Tommy McKinney, Rt. 2i, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

B'olen's Creek Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Bumsville, First Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Box 314, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsviile, West Charles Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Kenneth Batty 

Mountain View Rd., Biunsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 3, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Concord John Cooper, Rt. 6, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 197 BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714 

Elk ,Shoal Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Bumsville, N. C. 2'8714 

Indian Creek Hubert Elkins, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Edward HaU, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Jack's Creek Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch ... J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Box 94, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Box 36, GreenMountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Edgar Robinson, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Box 243, Burnsviile, N. C. 28714 



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Riverside Dallas Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe John Griffin, Rt. 5, Baimsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Wayne Tipton, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Box 247, BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714 
Zion Homer Ayers, Green Mountain^ N. C. 28740 

LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Latt Fox, Rt 6, 3iUTisville, N. C. 28714 

Brolvn's Creek Mrs. Bruce Simith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Nat Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Calvin Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3-, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Lester H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Dennis Buchanan, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Berl Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion , Sherrill Whitson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Burnsville, West Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek .... Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Brown's Cl-eek .... Mrs. MoUie Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, JST. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Herbert Allen, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Mrs. Bert Stamey, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch .... Mrs. Dawson Briggs,, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan, Bald Creek, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe .. Mrs. James McDougaM, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log 
Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Sam Evansi, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Rev. John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Paul A. Richardson 

Box 746-C, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 

Burnsville, West 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River ,Mrs. Bill Ball, Rt. 1, BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714 

Concord' Hoyt Elkins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Crabtree Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 

E lk S h o a l 

Fairview Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hairs Chapel 
Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap Larry Hall, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Ralph Byrd, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 2S714 

Mount Mitchell Danny Willis, Marion, N. C. 

Mount Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Georgia Dale, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Rhonda Randolph 

Rt. L, Green Moimtain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside 

Shoal Cl-eek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2i, Btirnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Jess Pox, Green Mountain, N, C. 

LIST OF ORGANISTS 

(OR PIANIST IF NO ORGANIST) 

Bank's Creek Miss Myrlon Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log 

Blue Rock (Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Miss Tensie Bailey, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First ^Charles Boone 

Rt. 2^ Box 191A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Miss Mary Ann Howell 

Rt. 2i, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Miss Barbara Robinson 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. O. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Concord Mrs. Clarence Parker, Rt. 6i, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Miss Gay McCurry, Box 193, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Miss Mona Morrow, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. O. 2S714 

Hall's Chapel Ruby L. Grindstaff, Rt. 5, BurnsviUe, N. O. 28714 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap Rhonda Ferguson, Rt. 8, Jonesboro, Tenn. 

Jack's Creek Rhonda Lee Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch .... Mrs. Billy B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mithell Mrs. Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant .... Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3i, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Pleasant Gap Miss Mitzie Lawhem 

Rt. li, Green Mountain, N. C. 2i8740 

Pleasant Grove Miss Mildred Presnell 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Mrs. Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burns ville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Rebecca Black, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe OVLrs. Don Young 

Rt. 2, Box 40'8, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel .... Wanda Kay Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Pamela Fox, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF CHAIMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Herman Mason, Biu-nsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks; Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Reece Melntosh 

Box 728, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

BurnsviUe, West William Hidlett 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd^s Chapel Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Bxirl Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Concord Oscar Styles;, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crab tree .... Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 197, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek John Evans, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branlch Theadore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. O. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mouimtain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Ernest Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Mack Ledford, Rt. 3, Bxunsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mack Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Purse Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Worley Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



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LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek . .. Mrs. Wayne MclCtirry, Rt. 6^ Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Burnsville, First .... Mrs. Luna Ray, Box 381, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount MitcheU Mrs. Perva Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Junior Gibbs 

Rt. 5, BurnsviUe, N; C. 28714 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING YEAR 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Organized Sunday School at Sun Valley 
Nursing Home. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL—Work progressing on new chiu'ch. 

FAIRVIEW — ^Drilled well, installed 2 bathroomis and water cooler. 
Board of trustees was elected to secure funds for additions to 
church and extra parking lot. Purchased ly^ acresi of property 
for chiux^. 

LAUREL BRANCH — Built 3 new classrooms, 2 bathsi, kitchen^ and 
fellowship roomi. 

MOUNT MITCHELL— Installed carpet and new windows. 

SHOAL tOREEK— New iChurch buildinig co'ml)leted. 

PROCEEDINGS 14 Point 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BANK'S CREEK— 
BEE LO G — ^0 

B'LUE ROCK— Wanda McKinney, Sheril McKinney, Eddie Robinson, 
Hazel Thomas. 

BOLEN'S CREEK-^VLrs. Sol Harris, Mrs. Luther Robinson, Mrs. A. Z. 
Jamerson, OVtiss Tensie Bailey, Mrs. C. W. Britt, Luther Banks, 
Mrs. Harry Hayter, Mrs. Mollie Silver 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mrs. 
Rosa McMahan, John Powers, Mrs. John Powers, Mrs. Robert 
Wilson, Miss Winnie Westall. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Harold McDonald, Ed Hunter, Jr., Mrs. Her- 
schel Holcombe, Mr. C. A. Hilliard, Mrs. Coy Sparks, (Mrs. Clif- 
ford Peterson, Mrs. John McLain, Mrs. Jess Styles, Mrs. Luna 
Ray, Grady Bailey, Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, Mrs. C. O. Ellis, Mrs. 
Frank Deyton, Mrs. Ruth Berry. 

BURNSVELLE, WEST— Sidney Zullinger, Mike Higgins, Mrs. Cath- 
erine Upright, Bayard Howell. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Eulue Bennett, Ed Hedrick, W. D. Adkins, Hoyt 
Bennett, Mrs. Hoyt Bennett. 

CANE RIVER— Rev. and Mrs. James Lamb, Mrs. Alvin Hensley, Mrs. 
Walter Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Crate Higgins, Mrs;. Irene Angel, 
Mrs. Bill Ban. 

CONCORD^a 

CRABTREE— Bell Chrisawn, Hoy Boone, Haskel MdCurry, Gladys 
Thomas. 

ELK SHOAL— ^Bill Shepherd, Mrs. Leslie Proffitt, Mrs. Hicks Rob- 
ertson, Roy Mathis, Biss Randolph. 

FAIR VIEW — ^Carmon Ogle, Belle Ogle, Dewey Huskins, Bonnie Hus- 
kins. Randy Autrey, Dorothy Autrey, Floyd Huskins, Virgle 
Huskinsi, Lula Huskins. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— 

INDIAN CREEK— 0' 

IVY GAP— Gene Stump, Ed HaU, Woodi-ow Chandler, Clyde Fer- 
guson. 

JACK'S CREEK— Will Duncan, Gwen Bailey, Grace Dxmcan, Blanche 
Hunter, Nora Bryan, Helen Murphy. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Harold Bennett, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Dawson 
Briggs, Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Mrs. Wayne Ray. 



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MOUNT MITCHELL^Perva Effler, Dol'lie Wilson, Jessie Willis, 
Jarvis Wilson, Barnett Ray, Dorothy Ray, Connie Pritchard, 
Emaline Murphy. 

MOUNT PLEASANT— Rev. and Mrs. Gil Cl^ouch, Miss Madge Carter, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Velma Hill, Mrs. Ila Angel. 

PLEASANT GAP— Fred Ray, Bill Riddle, Sam Jones, Steve Boone, 
Fonz Hughes:, Terrill Ray, 

PLEASANT GROVE— Elmer Sparks, Enzy Letterm'an^ Mrs. Andrew 
Johnson, Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Yates Randolph, Roy Lyle. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Oi 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Myrtle Blan'kenship, Mrs. Annie Shepherd. 
RIVERSIDE— 

SHOAL CREEK— Lee Dulaney, Hoyle Hylemon, Mrs. Grace Wright, 
Mrs. Nina Young, Purse Hughes. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Wing, Mrs. Opal McDougald, 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shufordi. 

WINDOM— ^Cecil Wheeler, Page Hunter, Mrs. Cecil Wheeler, Mrs. 
Wanda Brown, Mrs. Fred Buchanan, Mrs. Jo Ann Tipton. 

YOUNG'S OHAPEL— ^Mrs. Estelle Young, Rewee Buchanan, Myrtle 
Presnell, Howard Buchanan, Wanda Kay Young, 

ZION— ^Mr. and 'Mrs. R. C. Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Higgins, Mrs. 
Alice Bailey. 



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MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Edward, Lester, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Fox, Edison, Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. (Jack's Cireek) 
Hughes, Dean, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Jack's Cl-eek) 
Laws, Dale, Rt. 1, Bumsville, N. C. (Jack's Creek) 
King, Gene, BumsvLlle, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Ray, Grover, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Ramsey, Parol, Mars Hill, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Stone, Johnny, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

Autrey, Randy, Marion, N. C. (Mount Mitchell) 
Briggs, Eugene, Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 
Gouge, Keith, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C. (Blue Rock) 
Gouge, Ronnie, Rt. 2, Bumsville, N. C:. (Blue Rock) 

OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Bennett, Richard, R. Rt. 4, Biu-nsville, N. C. (Byrd's Chapel) 
Blevins, EdKvard, E, Rt. 5, BurnisviUe, N. C. (Fairview) 
Carroll, Claude, LM, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Carroll, Homer, LM, Weaverville, N, C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Cook, Vern, LM, Rt. 2^ Bumisville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 
Gortney, Max, LM, Burnsville, Ni C. (Zion) 
Hilemon, Woodrow, PI, Rt. 4, Bumsville, N. C. (Elk Shoal) 
Hughes, Jess, R, Green Mountain, N. C. (Zion) 
HuUett, Tommy, LM, Burnsville, N. C. (West Burnsville) 
Letterman, Thea, I, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (South Estatoe) 
Mills, Adam, PI, Marion, N. C;. (Mount Mitchell) 
Powers, John, I, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 
Ray, Bamett, I, Rt. 5i, Burnfeville, N. C. (Mount Mitchel) 
Ray, Elzie, LM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Ray, Lida, LM, Rt. 3, Bumsville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Robinson, Paul, E, Rt. 5, Bumsville, N. O. (Fairview) 
Wheeler, Carl, PI, Rt. 2, Biu-nsville, N. C. (Windom) 
Whitson, Sherrill, LM, Bumsville, K C. (Zion) 
Young, Ralph, R, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, First) 
Zul'linger, Sidney, LM, Burnsville, N. C. (Burnsville, West) 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 1972 

Asscciaiion Tlieme: "In His Name" 
Scripture: Collossians 3:17 

I — ^The ninety-fourth annual session of the Yancey Baptist Asso- 
ciation opened) at Blue Rock Baptist OhuUch on Tuesday morning, 
August l'5th, 1972. In the absence of the moderator, Harold Mc- 
Donald, the Reverend Harold Bennett, Jr., pastor of Laurel Branch 
Church, presided. 

2. — With Miss Madge Carter at the piano, the Reverend John 
Powers^ led the congregation in singing "Blessed Be The Name" and 
"Down at The Cross." 

3 — The Reverend Fred Harrell led the opening prayer. 

4 — ^The printed program, with such changes as necessary, was 
adopted with the theme "In His Name". 

'5 — ^Ronnie Gouge, pastor of the host church, was recognized, and 
made announcements concerning lunch and welcomed the messengers 
to Blue Rock Church. 

6 — ^The following committees were appointed: 

Hospitality — ^Mrs. Dawson Briggsi, 'Mrs. L. H. Wing, Mrs. S^l 
Harris 

Place and Preacher — ^Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Miss Vergie 
Duncan, Reverend Ralpih Mumjpower. 

7 — ^Dr. Joseph Godwin, Professor of Physiology at Mars Hill Col- 
lege, led in a period of Bible Study. The scripture used was from 
John: 4. 

8 — ^The roll call of the churches was made by Mrs. Jess Styles, 
clerk. There were 20 churches represented with a total of 106 mes- 
sengers. 

9 — Mrs. Fred Shuford, Baptist Women Director, called attention 
to the WMXJ report in the Book of Reports, and urged ch^lrches not 
having mission organizations to begin them. Mrs. Dean Harlan, form- 
erly Miss Katie McMahan of the Pensacola community, and now 
serving as missionary to Venezuela, spoke about some of her ex- 
periences as a missionary. She challenged women tO' find their place 
of service and fill it. 

It) — ^Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, superintendent of missions for 
Yancey Association reported on the work of the Baptist Men in the 
association and stated that only two churches report active Brother- 
hoods. Mr. Luther Osment, missions representative with the state 
convention, emphasized the importance of mission training for men. 

II — ^The congregation, led by John Powers, sang "I Love Thy 
ICingdom, Lord". 

12^ — ^Miss Laura Mae Hilliard presented the Church Training Re- 
port and gave some suggestions for improving Church Training Pro- 
grams. Miss Hilliard requested messengers to observe a moment of 
silent prayer for our Church Training Director, Miss Wanda Robert- 
son and her mother, Mrs. Maude Robertson. Miss Robertson recently 
underwent major surgery, and Mrs. Robertson is very ill in the hos- 
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13 — Mrs. Charles Tomberlin called attention to the Vacation 
Bible School report as printed in the Book of Reportsi and requested 
every church in the association to provide a Bible School next year. 

14 — ^Harold Bennett, Jr., Associational Sunday School Director, 
introduced Burrel Lucas, Director of Sunday School Work for the 
Baptist State iConvention, and Mr. Lucas stressed the importance of 
Bible Study in our churches. He pointed out that those 9 years of 
age or older enrolled in a Sunday School Class, 1 out of 3 will be 
won to Christ. Among those not enrolled in a Bible Teaching Program, 
only 1 out of 242 will be won to Christ. 

15 — ^^Luther Osment was introduced; and stressed the importance 
of Sunday School teachers who have alarm clocks that work on Sun- 
day morning. Mr. Osment also stated that teachers need to be pre- 
pared and to love each person with whom they work. He closed with 
these words^ "Go- ye therefore and teach." 

16 — Miss Susan Hensley sang '^Great Isi Thy Faithfulness". 

17 — ^The Reverend James Lamb, pastor of the' Cane River 
Church, brought the annua:! sermon to the association. His scriptiu^ 
was Matthew 6:1-18 and the topic was "Concentrating on Gk)d." 

18: — ^^The Tuesday morning session was concluded with the sing- 
ing of the chorus of "He Keeps Me Smging" and a moment of silent 
prayer. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

19 — ^Following a period of lunch and fellowship, the afternoon 
session was opened with a selection of hymns played by the pianist. 
Miss Madge Carter. John Powers led the group in singing "O For 
A Thousand Tongues to Sing" and "Down at the Cl?oss". 

2i0i — ^Harold Bennett, the acting moderator, recognized the pastors 
present and asked them to stand and introduce themselves. Those 
present were: Glenn Walker, Brown's Cteek; Ralph Mumpower, 
Pleasant Grove; Gil Crouch, Mt. Pleasant; Howard Buchanan, Young's 
Chapel; Fred Harrell, West Burnsville; James Lamb, Cane River; 
C. W. Britt, Bolen's Creek; Ronnie Gouge, Blue Rock; and Harold 
Bennett, Jr., Laurel Branch. 

21 — ^Dr. Joseph Godwin led in a period of worship and Bible 
Study. The scripture used was from Mark 4. Dr. Godwin requested 
messengers to remember "That we have a Master whO' can master 
those things which master you". 

2'2 — ^The Hospitality Report was read by Mrs. Dawson Briggs 
and adopted as presented. 

23 — ^The Place and Preacher Report was given by Miss Vergie 
Duncan and adopted as follows: 

PLACE: 1st day— Laurel Branch 
Night — Jack's Creek 
2nd day — ^Mt. Pleasmit 
Preacher-^C. W. Britt 

24 — The following officers were elected to serve during the com- 
ing year: 

Moderator — ^Harold Bennett, Jr. 
Vice-Moderator — ^^Harold L. McDonald 
Clerk — Mrs. Jess Styles 



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25 — "Make Me A Biessing" was sung by the conigregation, led by 
John; Powers. 

26 — ^The moderator introduced Harold White, Director of Stew- 
ardship for the state convention. Mr. White presided over a panel 
composed of the following people: Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Calvin 
Knight, C. J. Morris and^ Fred Harrell. Mr. Morris is employed by 
Children Homes to work with the maternity home. 

Mr. Knight who is an employee of North Carolina Baptist Hospital 
stated that the hospital will continue as an agency of the state con- 
vention. 

Mr. White spoke briefly on the work of the Baptist Foundation. 

27 — ^The closing message of the afternoon was brought by Harold 
White. Mr. White said that the greatest responsibility facing North 
Carolina Baptists today is meeting the challenge found in Acts 1:6. 

28 — The afternoon session was closed with the singing of the 
chorus, "He Keeps Me Singing" and a period of silent prayer. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

29 — ^The Tuesday evening of the meeting held at Ivy Gap Baptist 
church opened with special music presented by the Associational 
Youth Choir, led by Miss Susan Hensley with Mrs. Edgar Himter, Jr. 
as accompanist. 

30( — Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Missions Chairman, reported on the mis- 
sion gifts of the churches in the association. Mrs. Bailey urged the 
churches to put associational missions in their budget or to take a 
special offering for this cause. 

31 — ^Followmg the singing of "Jesus Shall Reign", an offering 
wa® taken for Mr. and Mrs. Dean Harlon, missionary speakers for the 
evening session. 

32 — The moderator introduced Mr. and Mrs. Dean Harlon, mis- 
sionaries to Venezuela, who spoke and showed silides of their work. 

33' — ^The session was closed' with the singing of the chorus "He 
Keeps Me Singing" and a period of silent prayer, closed by the mod- 
erator, Harold McDonald. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 

34 — ^The final session of the annual meetinig was' held at Pleasant 
Grove Baptist Church, with Miss Madge Carter at the piano, Mrs. 
Edgar Hunter, Jr. led the congregation in singing "All Hail the 
Power", and "He Leadeth Me". 

35 — ^Harold McDonald, moderator, introduced Dr. Joseph Godwin, 
who led in a period of Bible Study. 

36^ — A motion was made and carried to raise the cost per copy 
of the Annual from $0.7€i to $1.00 to cover the increase in the cost of 
printing. 

37 — ^The group voted to have the clerk make the necessary 
changes in the constitution concering the terminology in titles of 
officersi serving in the associational o'ffices'. 

, 38 — ^The moderator appointed the Reverend James Lamb, pastor 
of Cane River Church, as chairman of the nominating committee. 



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39 — ^The moderator announced that the members of the Execu- 
tive Board! would remain the same as last year with the exception 
of B. G. McMahan, who moved to another association. (See associa- 
tional Directory for list of members.) 

40 — Gil Crouch, pastor of Mt. Pleasant, expressed a concern for 
the condition of the buildiri'gs at North Carolina Baptist Assembly at 
C^sweU. 

41 — Attention was called to the report on Higher Education in 
the Book of Reports and Hugh McKinney, Director of Public Rela- 
tions for Campbell College expressed appreciation to the churches 
for their support of Ba^ytist colleges in North Carolina. 

42 — ^Mrs. Edgar Hunter led the group in the singing of "Oxir 
Best." 

43 — ^The moderator recognized Mrs. James McDougald, who re- 
ferred messengers to the Book of Reports in order to study the re- 
port on Baptist Publications, and introduced Marse Grant, editor of 
the "Biblical Recorder", who spoke to the group. Mr. Grant reported 
the start of a new feature in the Recorder, which will be called "Good 
News About Baptists." 

44 — ^Representatives from various churches in the association 
told about important events in their churches diu^ing the year. 

45^ — ^Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Superintend-ent of Missions, pre- 
sented the Calendar of Activities for the year 1972^-73. 

46 — Ralph Mumcpower, pastor of the host church, made announce- 
ments concerning lunch. 

47 — ^J. Roy Robinson, Assistant to the President of Gardner Webb 
College, brought the closing message of the meeting. 

48 — The ninety-fourth annual meeting of the Yancey Baptist 
Association adjourned with the singing of the chorus '''He Keeps 
Me Singing". 



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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

United Bible Societies distributed last year over 173 million 
Bibles, Testaments, Portions and Sections. This is one copy of Scrip- 
ture for every 21 people in the world.. In the United States there 
was over a thirty percent increase over the preceeding year. Scrip- 
ture distribution throughout the more than 150i coiuntries and terri- 
tories served by the United Bible Societies showed an estimated in- 
crease or almost seven percent. 

Students, the blind, Armed Seivices and' Bible Reading Programs 
are included in the ministries of the Society. At least one book of 
the Bible has been mlade available in 1,431 languagesi. Christmas 
cards is a new way for donors: to witness' to the centrality of Christ 
in Christmas. More than 52vO€iOi person® took advantage of this op- 
portimity. 

Scripture distribution throughout the more than 150' coimtries 
and territories served by the United Bible Societies showed an 
estimated inrease of more; than 6.9 percent. The American Bible 
Societies provided 53 percent of the World Service Budget of the 
United Bible Societies. 

This work deserves our help. We would like to encourage each 
of our churches' to observe Bible Society Sunday, making an ordering 
for this worthy cause. Individuals can contribute. The total num- 
ber of individual gifts last year exceeded 1,300,'OiO'Oi 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Billy Brooksi Wilson 

ASSOCIATIONAL BAPTIST FOUNDATION REPORT 

The North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc., is a charitable cor- 
poration. It was chartered on November 24, 1920, under the laws 
of title State of North Oaroilina. As a charitable corporation, it and 
its donors presently have certain tax savings. 

It was created by the Convention for the purpose of procuring 
endowment fund's and for administering such funds', for all institu- 
tions and agencies, owned and controlled by the Convention. It is 
independent of the causes it serves, but committed to their best 
interests. It is not a competitive agency, but a service agency dedi- 
cated to the task of undergirding all of our Bai>tist work. 

Any property owner who wishes to do so - Baptist or non-Bap- 
tist, resident or non-resident, man or woman, young or old, can use 
the Baptist Foundation through cash, securities (stocks, bonds, notes, 
mortgages); real property (farms, woodland, houses, lots); and any 
and every other kind of property, real or personal. These gifts can 
be in the form of a living trust, gift annuity, or by bequests in wills. 

The Baptist Fo'undation stand's lead^y at aU times to aid indi- 
viduals in making adequate preparation to use of the foregoing 
methods in providing for any agency or institution fostered by the 
Baptist State Convention of Noith Carolina, or any of the Southern 
Baptist Conention agencies' or institutions. 

When one uses the Baptist Foundation, one is EXTENDING HIS 
STEWARDSHIP IN PERPETUITY. This can and does bring a great 
deal of satisfaction arid joy to the person who uses the Foundation 
for this purpose. 

If you have any further questions or need a representative to 
visit you, you may contact The North Carolina Baptist Foundation, 
Inc., P. O. Box 2i650'8,, Raleigh, North Carolina 276ill. 



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ANNUITY BOARD OF THE 
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION 

Darold H. Morgan took office as president of the Annuity Board 
of the Southern Baptist Convention on March 1, 1972. The Board 
held in trust more than 292 .million, as of December 31, 1972. These 
funds are held in trust for 36,000' retirement plan participants now 
active in churches and denominational agencies. 

The Board paid out 25% more in benefits to 7,500 annuitants 
last year than their contract required. Called "13th Checks", these 
extra benefits were paid twice in the year. The extra benefits paid 
through "l'3ith Checks" totaled $1,339,732,. The Board, in its 54 years 
of existence, has paid out benefits that total $92.1 million, including 
over 10 million during 1971. 

The Annuity Board offers a pi^o'tdction plan for disability, death, 
and retirement to cover every pastor, church staff member, and de- 
nominational agency employe. 

In this association seven of the thirly churches are enrolled in 
the Protection Programi. The Yancey Association is also enrolled, 
as of this year. 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Baptist Hospital as an academic Medical Center is engaged in 
research and in education, as well as direct patient care. The min- 
istry through research is far-reaching since new discoveries in medi- 
cine offer new hope to people everywhere. The educational ministry 
also extends arouind the world, since graduates of the Bowman Gray 
School of Medicine serve in 88 counties of N. C, dn 47 states and the 
District of Columbia, and in' 25 different countries. Alumni of the 
School of Pastoral Care iserve in almost every state and in 39 other 
countries. 

The quality of direct patient care provided at Baptist Hospital 
is (distinct in at least two respects. First, it is a specialized t3rpe of 
medical care, provided for referral patients' who have rare or com- 
plicated medical problems. Because of the highly- skilled specialists 
in almost every area of medicine, and! the elaborate equipment avail- 
able for diagnosis and treatment, we are able to provide the kind 
of icare which is available only in IM such medical centers in the 
U. S. 

A second distinctive of our p'atient care is the Christian concern 
for the total person with all his needs. This! spirit is found among 
physicians, nurses, aides, and other personnel throughout the center. 
The Department of Pastoi^al Care seeks to minister specifically to 
the spiritual and emiotional needs of p'atients and their families. 

Baptist Hospital does continue to serve patients who cannot pay 
for their hospital care. Only one person in twelve monthsi — ^i.e. one 
in approximately 17,000 applications for admissions — was not helped. 
In 1971, charitable allowances amounting to $l,370,00i0 were issued 
to patierits unable to pay in full. The Mother's Day Offering of 
$371,000 helped make this charity work possible. 

The hospital takes pride in its record of charitable work, but 
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other aspec'tsi of its work which justify its existence as an institution 
of our Convention and make it worthy of the suipport of churches. 

The hospital is now loperating "in the black". The new patient 
tower is being completed. One additional unit, a two story unit 
housing the emergency room and out-patient clinic, is scheduled to 
be completed in 1973. 

According to the records received' by the clerk, 24 churches (an 
increase of 2) sent an offering to the hospital. These oifferingB 
amounted to $3,372 as compared to $2,816 last year. Some of the 
churches increased their offering: Blue Rock, Bolen's iCteek, Brown's 
Creek, Burnsville, 1st, Cane River, Blk Shoal, Pairview, Indian Creek, 
Mount Mitchell, Moimt Pleasant, Riverside, Shoal Creek, South Es- 
tatoe, Windom. Three churches gave this year that did: not give 
last year - Bee Log; Burnsville, West; and' Laurel Branch. We be- 
lieve the ministry of healing in keeping with the comm'and of Christ 
is important so we are glad to note progress being made in our asso- 
ciation. 

"A Medical Center ministering with skill and understanding'' 
is not just a letterhead slogan; it is a go'al which Baptist Hospital 
seriously strives to attain. 

Respectfully suibmitted, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson, 
Representative Baptist Hospital 

BROTHERHOOD 

For a church to function effectively in every area of need — a 
Brotherhood is a necessity. The Brotherhood is needed to assist the 
church in its program of mission study and mission action for men 
and boys. It is a fact that we do not do all that we know to do but, 
if we know, we are challenged to action. 

We all know there is much tO' be done here and to the ends of 
the eai'th. If we had 3'0i Brotherhoods not just 2, the picture of God's 
children at work would be different here and the 'light" in this 
association would make a difference wherever we as Baptists are 
witnessing. 

Let's pray about the Brotherhood Program, let's give God a 
chance to speak to us and^ then let's take "His' orders" and together 
advance. 

Respectfulily submitted, 
Gene Gardner, 
Brotherhood Director 

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES 

The child care and family service ministry of the Baptist Child^ 
ren's Homes in North Carolina is an exciting and rewarding exper- 
ience. Children, to whom we niinister, are' responding in a wonder- 
ful way to the Christian Ibve and care provided them. 

Broyhill Home in' Haywood County, opened last year, has served 
to strengthen all of our services to children and memlbers of their 
families in the Western area of the State. This facility has been a 
blessing to the twenty-nine children who live there as well asi those 
who have made it possible. 

We now are constructing two additional cottages at Broyhill 
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home for the local superintend'ent. Several of our churches have 
helped' with this effort. Surely each of the thirty churches have 
association should and could help with this worthy project. 

The Maternity Home in Asheville has been in operation for two 
years and has; met a great need in the lives of the more than thirty 
girls with whom we have worked. Many lives have been changed 
for ,goodi for time and eternity as a result of this ministry. There 
will be a continuing need for this as a maternity home and for teen- 
age girls who can use this as a group care facility, 
estate planning for the needs of dependent children. 

The contribution of Baptist people through the Cooperative Pro- 
gram, the Thanksgiving Offering and special gifts are essential to 
the continued operation and are received with deep appreciation. 
An increasing number of friends of the Children's^ Homes of North 
Carolina are finding rewarding stewardship opportunities through 
the establishment of trusts for the Homes and by means of wills and 

According to the record received from the Children's Homes, 
twenty-five churches have given from July 1, 1971 through Jime 
30th, 1972. 13 churches sent produce valued at $816.15, 25 churches 
gave $4,346 jOI in cash - $5,162.16 (last year - $4586) We rejoice in 
this increase. From the Book of Reports you will note that Faii> 
view led the association with an offering of $400i, followed by Win- 
dom's offering of $397 and Bolen's Creek gave $381. Of course, it 
is imder stood that every offering is important and that the member- 
ship of a church must always be considered as we note the amoimt 
of the offering. Our deep appreciation to the twenty-five churches 
for giving and it is our prayer that next year all of our churches 
will give. 

The purpose of the Homes in the future, as in the past, is to 
provide a strong care and family service ministry in an effort to 
meet the needs of those who turn tO' us for assistance. Our con- 
tinuing interest, prayers and support are essential to this vital min- 
istry. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin, Representative 
Children's Homes 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

Today our youth walk through a world with many perplexing 
problems - wars, drugs, inflation and economic uncertainty, political 
turmoil, a society that is suspicious of youth, false statements and 
religious teachings, alcohol and moral breakdowns. 

Southern Baptists witness to this; age through fifty-four colleges, 
eleven school and six seminaries. These schools, scattered across 
our nation, offer a great influence and a strong voice to the problems 
of our culture. 

We are most fortunate to have seven of these institutions of 
higher learning in North Carolina: Mars Hill, Meredith College, Gard- 
ner Webb, Wingate, Chowan, Campbell and Wake Forest University. 

These schools exis^t for the students. Their go'al is to prepare 
the young people to meet their problems in every walk of life with 
a Christ like spirit and an attitude of love for all mankind, so that 
when they return to their communities, no matter what their work 
may be, they are prepared to shoulder their tasks in a Christian 
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We Biaptis'tsi sfupport these schools through our Cooperative Pro- 
gram gifts and our special offerings. Once again our record does 
not look too good' — six churches made a special offering on Father's 
Day. We need now to resolve that Christian education must and will 
be supported in a greater way in our association. 

Can we ndt hear our Master say, "Inasmuch as ye have done it 
unto one of the least of these, ye have done it unto Me."? Are we 
truly doing what we Can? 

Sara Hensley, Representative 
^ Christian Higher Education 

CHURCH TRAINING 

"Church members have always^ needed training, but never be- 
fore hasi the challenge to train been so great." Trained, conmiitted 
church members are necessary to communicate the Gospel in this 
day! More than talk is the need of this hour. 

The importance of a traindng program is clearly seen, if one 
studies the tasks whi'ch make up' the training program of a chiu-ch: 
1. Orient new church members; 2. Train church members to 
perform the functions of a church; 3'. Train church leaders; 
4. Teach Christian theology, Christian ethics; Christian history, 
and church policy and organization; 5. Provide and interpret 
information, regarding the work of the church and denomination. 
These tasks should challenge a church to provide a program of 
training. How can a church even hope to be the people of God and 
to function as the people of God, if the training program is neg- 
lected. 

Some progress was made this year - we have one more Training 
Union, enrolment increased by 69 and average attendance by 70'. 
However, the enrolment should be seen "in the light" of our church 
membership (resident) 3,645. Thirty churches - twelve Training 
Unions is what we now have. Let's say to God - "Here am I use 
me" to help the churches of the Yancey Baptist Association to per- 
form the tasks assigned to the Church Training Program and to do 
it in His name. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 
Training Union Director 

BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

This has been the best year the Homes have had in their twenty- 
one years. The special oififering for the homes and support through 
the Cooperative Program reflect an encouragng increase. Through 
these two offerings, tiie Homes during the past year derived almost 
thirty percent of the total operating budget for the care of the resi- 
dents and patients, with 20% coming from the special offering, and 
liO% through the Cooperative Program. The most significant fact 
about this support from our Baptist people is that the majority of 
the residents in the homes sare personsi with real financial needs and 
these love gifts are a lifeline to the residents and they could not be 
maintained without them. The greatest challenge to our Baptist 
people is to continue to increase the Special offering from year to 
year, and thus keep up with the needs of the residents who depend 
so greatly on it. 



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We now operate five re'sident Homes with two located in 
Winston-Salem and one each in Albemarle, Hamilton^ and Yancey- 
ville. These Homesi have a capacity for 161 residents. There is, also, 
a nursing care unit in Wins ton- Salem with a capacity for 63 patients. 

In these homes we specialize in tendter loving care. We do not 
know of any place this side of heaven, and outside of one's home 
where a person can receive morfe compassionate Cihristian care. 

In May of the past year the York Wing of the Nursing C'are Unit 
was dedicated. Thisi wing, accomodating 18 additional patients, was 
completed in November and named in honor of Judge and Mrs. Wil- 
liam York of Greensboro who gave $80,0010 for the construction of 
this new wing. The additional money needed was rasied by the 
Trustees of the Homes. With this new addition the Baptist Homes 
have been able to receive some bed persons, on a limited basis only, 
directly as patients. The majority of the beds in the Nursing Care 
Unit are used when nursing care becomes necessary for the residents. 
We are glad that the base of our operation has been broadened to in- 
clude a ministry to the aging sick person, and we can only hope that 
we will move forward and be able to receive more patients in the 
years ahead. 

Ministry to an older person is a direct ministry tO' Christ and is 
one of the finest things we as North Carolina Baptists are doing. Be 
glad that you are a Baptist and be grateful for the part you are hav- 
ing in miaking the life of an aging person more abimdant and more 
secure. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Chairman 

Homes for the Aging 

LIBRARY REPORT 

More and more the church is recognizing that it musit provide 
good material for research and books for pleasure reading, if it is to 
meet the needs of its people. This material should be made avail- 
able for use in the reading rooms and for check-out following stand- 
ard library procedure. Often the church library provides^ the only 
extra reading material within the reach of the people in the com- 
munity. 

These churches in the association are trying to meet this need: 
Bolen's Creek, Mount Mitchell, South Estatoe, West Burnsville and 
Burnsville, First, which has had its entire library, books and film 
strips and recordings cataioguesi. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergie Duncan, 
^ A'ssociational Librarian 

MISSIONS 

Another associational year has pasisedi There have been many 
disappointments in our churches but God has blessed the work in 
our missionary efforts and has given us strength to press on. Our 
hearts rejoice when we know we are sharing Christ, the world's 
most urgent need., through 6,0i0i0i missionaries supported with Co- 
operative Program funds' and speial offerings. 

All around the world men and women are preaching Jesus. A 
majority of these missionaries would have to go home, if we did not 
have the Cooperative Program dollars. The needs^ of the homeless 
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by giving money, follow the lead of the Great Physician in helping 
our sick to get well, and meeting the needs of the homeless aged 
and cliildren. 

The mission of the church knows no geographical boimdaries. 
Foreign, Home, State and Associational Missionis all make up a 
single responsibility of every Christian. We are to support missions 
in all parts of the world. We have the opportiinity, each year, tO' 
give to each of these in a special otffering: State Missions in Sep- 
tember; iForeign Missions in December; Home Missions in March and 
Associational Missions in July. 

Association'al Missions has always been a vital part of our total 
Baptist Mission Program. The Churches in a county are close to the 
needs of that area.. The Superintendent of Missions working with 
these churches can develop vital programs that both strengthen the 
chaxrches and extend their outreach ministeries. Associational Mis- 
sions shiould be in the budget or at least our churhes need to make 
a special offering for this cause. 

If the Christian messag'e goes out to our nation and to the utter- 
most parts of the world, it wiU require from every individual 
Christian, a full commitment to be used as an instrument of God's 
love, in his own life, community, nation and in the world. Jesus 
said, "Inasmuch as' ye have done it unto one of the least of ttiese, 
my brethren ye have done it unto Me." 

According to the report sent to the association: 

11 Churches gave to State Missions 
17 Churches gave to Foreign Missions 
14 Churches gave to Home Missions 

12 Churches gave to Associational Missions 

11 Churches gave THROUGH the Cooperative Program 
Respectfiilly submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 
! Missions hairman 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

On of the most discussed topics of our time is: education. There 
is one thing for sure and that is we never get too old to learn. One 
of the main function® of the Simday School is to p^rovide education, 
religious education which is so important for our times. 

Our theme for this year has been, "The Bible Speaks- to Issues of 
Our Time." We have an up to date book from which to teach, the 
Bible. Certainly there is a need for the teaching of God's Word, 
therefore, let us strive harder during the coming year to make our 
Simday School a better educational center, and an organization that 
win reach more people for Jesus Christ. 

The year has been highlighted by an interesting study from the 
Book of Job during January. Then there was the Realife Confer- 
ence. 

The chiuxihes reported an ongoing Sunday School enrolment of 
2^971 with an average attendance of 1,954. This means that we 
gained 3 in enrolment but lost 5 in average attendance. We must 
do something about this trend. With God^s help' we need to see the 
task. Now is the time to reach our people and to teach them! We 
have 3,645 chiu-ch members and to this number we would need to 
aU those who need to be reached who are- not chxirch members. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold Bennett, Jr., 
Sundlay School Director 



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BAPTIST PUBLICATIONS 

Another year has passed and our people are still uninformed - 
that is many of them. As in the pas't the Biblical Recorder seeks to 
keep N. C. Baptists informed on important issues. The editor and 
his s'taff feel keenly the need of our prayers as they seek to be good 
stewards. 

The Biblical Recorder is nearing the 10€,0:00i mark in circulation. 

Churches and individuals all over the State have helped to bring 
this about. A goal should O'fifer a real challenge so let's adopt one 
that will cause us to really work - the Biblical Recorder in every 
Baptist Home in the Yancey Association. 

There are other publications we need in our homes: The Com- 
mission published by the Foreign Mission Board if subscribed to and 
read is one way we can keep up with the needs of the world and 
how we are meeting these needs through our cooperative effort as 
Baptists. We can keep "in touch" with the missionaries. 

Home Missions published by the Home Mission Boards has 
splendid articles that inspire and inform. This publication is a must, 
if we would be an informed iChristian Baptist concerning our own 
homelandi. 

Charity and Children published by the Baptist Children's Homes 
of N. C is both interesting to read and informative. If you want to 
know what is happening among "our children" and what we need to 
do, you need to subscribe and read this paper. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrsi. James McDougald, 
Representative Publications 

BIBLE SCHOOL 

W. L. Howse says - "The Bible is not an ordinary book and no 
class session is an ordinarv period of time." How true this is of the 
sessions of a Vacation Bible School! Only eternity will reveal the 
blessings that those who were enrolled in Bible^ School, as workers 
and ;pupils, received. They were using the most important time in 
the world because they were involved in a teaching-learning exper- 
ience, dealing with the most unusual message in the world. 

Nineteen .chiu'ches reported a school: Blue Rock, Bolen's Creek, 
Brown's Cteek, Burnsvilie, 1st, Burnsville, West, Cane River, Con^ 
cord, Elk Shoal, Fairview, Mo^unt Mitchell, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant 
Gap, Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Valley, Price's Creek, Riverside, South 
Estatoe, Young's Chapel, Zion. 1,1 0i5' were enrolled in these schools. 

This record is good but we must never be satisfied with the 
good but ever strive for the best. Let's do next summer what has 
been done — a Bible School in every church in this association and 
do this in the name of the One who loved us and gave His life for 
us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 
Bible School Director 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

Woman's Missionary Union teaches missions and leads persons to 
participate in missions, promotes special seasons (Jf prayer and offer- 
ing for home, state and foreign missions and sponsors mission action 
projects in the community. This organization has the special task 
of reaching women and girls. 

At this time we have eight churches - Bolen's Creek, Brown's 
Creek, Burnsville, First, Burnsville, West, Jack's Creek, Laurel 
Branch, Mount Pleasant, South Estatoe - with one or more organi- 
zation. The total enrolment is 173, in 13 organizations (2 Mission 
Friends, 3^ Girls in Action, 2 Acteens^ 9 Baptist Women). 

Think about this . . . twenty-two churches with no mission or- 
ganization for girls and women. Think about these women and girls 
missing all that this organization has to offer tO' each individual en- 
rolled. Think about the untaped power for making Christ known 
to the ends of earth in these churches. We are our "brother's keeper" 
and if together we pray and work the Lord can do wonders through 
us and for us. • 

We had a good annual meeting. Dr. Bob Melvin brought a fine 
message, using as a subject, "Beginning at Home". Tony Byrd, 
Phillip Ray and Marie King told of their camp experiences. AH of 
the Unions were represented. Eight pastors were present. Laurel 
Branch extended to all of us a very warm welcome and we were 
able to see the new addition to their church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Roy Pate, WMU Director 

HOSPITALITY REPORT 

To This Church: 

Thanks for yoiu* generous hospitality; you have a beautiful spot 
up here and your church is very nice. I'm sure we all enjoyed it 
and we are proud of it for you. 

Thank you for the messages. 

Thanks to our moderator. This' might have been a first for him 
but it is a wonderful beginning. Thanks to the ladies for the de- 
lightful food. Everything was good and' I'm sure we all did it justice. 

While we are expressing our gratitude, let us humbly thank God 
for the spiritual food we have received today. We hope to all go 
home with a closer relationghip with Him whO' gave us all. 

Gratefully submitted, 
Mrs. Lena Harris: 
Mrs. Mary Wing 
Mrs. Dawson Briggs 



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^ ANNUAL 

of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1973 
held with 

LAUREL BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
August 14 

JACK'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
August 15 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
SHOAL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
August 13, 1974 

SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
August 13, 1974 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
August 14, 1974 



ANNUAL 
of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1973 
held with 

LAUREL BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
August 14 

JACK'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 

(Second Day) 
August 15 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
SHOAL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
August 13, 1974 

SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
August 13, 1974 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
August 14, 1974 



INDEX 



Associational Directory , . 4 

Messengers to Association 7 

Dead (listed by Churches) 9 

Historical Events of Interest ^ 9 

List of Pastors 10 

Sunday School Directors 10 

Training Union Directors , 11 

Womans Missionary Union Directors 11 

Brotherhood Directors 11 

Music Directors 12 

Organists 12 

Church Treasurers 13 

Church Clerks 14 

Chairmen of Deacons 15 

Proceedings 16 

REPORTS: 

Hospital 21 

Sunday School 21 

Bible School 22 

Church Training 22 

Brotherhood .....23 

Womans Missionary Union 23 

Music 24 

Evangelism 24 

Baptist Foundation 24 

Childrens Home 25 

Homes for Aging 26 

Christian Education 27 

Christian Literature 28 

Missions 28 

Cooperative Program 29 

Library 29 

Historical Table 30 

Calendar 31 

Constitution 32 

Statistical Table 35 



THIS VOLUME IS PRAYERFULLY DEDICATED 
TO 

MRS. ELLA MILLIARD WILSON 



Living among us for sixteen years she lovingly made a home 
for her sister, our missionary, releasing her for "extra" hours to 
serve. She supported missions around the world as she prayed and 
gave. She witnessed to those "in Jerusalem" in word and in deed. 
It could surely be said of her — "faithful unto death", faithful to 
her Lord, His church, our association, to all who crossed her path! 



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ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

Superintendent of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Box 53, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Moderator \ James Lamb 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess K. Styles 

Box 331, Biirnsville, N. C. 28714 

Sunday School Director Harold McDonald 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Church Training Director ......Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director .Gene Gardner 

Burnsvilie, N. C. 28714 

W. M. U. Director Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Library Services Miss Vergie Duncan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, IV. C. 28714 

Music Director Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsvilie, N. C. 28714 

Chorister ..Harold Lusk 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN 

Missions .Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Evangelism Chairman Howard Buchanan 

Baker sville, N. C. 

Deacon Fellowship Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pastor's Conference .....Fred Harrell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Action James Lamb 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES 

Audi- Visual Aids Nat Howell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Publications ....Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Higher Education Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsvill?, N. C. 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Children's Homes Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Burnsvilie, N. C. 28714 

Homes for the Aging .Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Charles Tomberlin (Chairman), Fred Harreil, John Powers, 
Mrs. Billy Anglin, J. E. Wilson. 

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE 

Garrett Dixon Bailey (Chairman), James Lamb, Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard, Mrs. Jess Styles. 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Harold McDonald (Chairman), C. W. Britt, Bruce Toniberlm, 
Mrs. Paul Eckstrom, Ben Lee Ray, Harold Bennett, Jr. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Chairman, Dawson Briggs....Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. (Laurel Branch) 

Harold McDonald Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. Roy Pate Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Gene Gardner Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Ralph Mumpower Swannanoa, N. C. (Pleasant Grove) 

Howard Buchanan Bakersville, N. C. (Young's Chapel) 

Ben Riddle Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

J. E. Wilson Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Laurel Branch) 

Billy Ray Bailey Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Cane River) 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

Bruce Tomberlin, Harold Bennett, Jr., Ralph Mumpower. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES COMMITTEE 

Garrett Dixon Bailey, Fred Harreil, Yates Laws. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Teacher - Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Outreach Director Charles Ray 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Extension Activities Director B. M. Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Records Assistant Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28714 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Dii-ector Mrs. Ben Banks 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. John Powers 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister John Powers 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders Yaes Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

James Lamb, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Harold Lusk, Burnsville, N. C. 

Director New Church Member Training Howard Buchanan 

Route 2, Bakersville, N. C. 

Director Church Member Training Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Church Leader Training Mrs. Don Young 

Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Training Group Leader Fred Phoenix 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Training Group Leader C. W. Britt 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Ed Sparks 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Mary Ann Howell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Mike Higgins 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders Mrs. Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Henry Silver, Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

Director Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Director ....Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Fred Shuford 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Billy G. Anglin 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary- Treasurer Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Harold McDonald, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Girls in Action Director 

ages 9-11, Mrs. John McLain, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
ages 6-8, Mrs. Harry Hayder, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Study Chairman Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Activity Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

BROTHERHOOD 

Director Gene Gardner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Windom Buchanan, Dennis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

Murphy, Frank, Rt. 1, Relief, N. C. (Jack's Creek) 
Whitson, SherrelL Green Mountain, N. C. (Zion) 



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OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Beatty, Kenneth, P. I., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Byrd's Chapel) 
Bennett, Richmond, I, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Byrd's Creek) 
Blevins, Edward, E., Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Fairview) 
Carroll, Homer, PI, Weaver ville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Cook, Vern I., Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Young's Chapel) 
Fox, Edison, LM, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 
Hilemon, Woodrow, I., Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Elk Shoal) 
Hughes, Dean, LM, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 
Hullett, Tommy, LM, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 
Laws, Dale, LM, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 
Letterman, Theo, I, Marion, N. C. (South Estatoe) 
Mills, Adam, PI, Marion, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 
Powers, John, O, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 
Ray, Barnett, I, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Mitchell) 
Ray, Harold, PI, Weaverville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Ray, Lida, PI, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 
Ray, Tommy, PI, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 
Wheeler, Carl, I, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom) 
Young, Ralph, R, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Burnsville, First) 
Zullinger, Chip, LM, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BLUE ROCK— Mrs. Pauline McMahan, Mrs. Pauline Geouge, Eddie 

Robinson, Mrs. Maggie Geouge. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. C. W. Britt, Mrs. Sol Harrie, Miss Tensie 

Bailey, Miss Christine Harris, Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson. 
BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mrs. 

Mary Smith, Mrs. Dean Geouge, Rev. John Powers, Miss Win- 
nie Westall, Mrs. R. Wilson. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Harold McDonald, Ed Hunter, Jr., C. A. 

Hilliard, Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mrs. Clifford Peterson, Mrs. Frank 

Deyton, Mrs. Ruth Berry, Mrs. John McLain, Mrs. Jess Styles, 

Mrs. Luna Ray, Mrs. C. O. Ellis. 
BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mike Higgins, Mrs. Nat Howell, Mrs. 

Harold Lusk, Mrs. Charlie Mae Hough. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL— Wilkie Randolph, W. D. Adkins, Eulus Bennett, 

Edd Hedrick, Lark Adkins. 
CANE RIVER — James Lamb, Mrs. James Lamb, Verlin Edwards, 

Mr. and Mrs. Crate Higgins, Irene Angel, Mrs. Alvin Hensley. 
CRABTREE— Mrs. Wesley McCurry, Mrs. Edd Thomas, Mrs. Belle 

Chrishawn, Coy Boone, Haskel McCurry. 
ELK SHOAL— Mrs. Leslie Proffitt, Wintz Mcintosh, Kenneth 

Blankenship. 

FAIRVIEW — Lawrence Cook, Julia Cook, Calvin Wilson, Carmon 
Ogle, Belle Ogle, Dewey Huskins, Woodrow Wilson, Martin 
Huskins. 

IVY GAP— Edd Hall, Rev. and Mrs. David Reece, Mr. and Mrs. 
Clyde Ferguson, Woodrow Chandler. 



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JACK'S CREEK— Mrs. Nora Bryan, Grace Woody, Brenda Boone, 

Ethel Laughrun, Wilma Garland, Ruby Fox. 
LAUREL BRANCH— Theo Ray, Wayne Ray, Dawson Briggs. 
MOUNT MITCHELL— Diane Blevins, Wilma Huskins, Jessie Vil- 

lis, Jarvis Wilson, DoUie Wilson, Dorothy Ray, Barnett Ray, 

Delia Wislon. 

MT. PLEASANT— Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Miss Vergie Duncan, 
Mrs. Velma Hill, Miss Madge Carter, Mrs. Ila Angel, Mrs. 
Evelyn Pate. 

PLEASANT GAP— Bill Riddle, Steve Boone, Terrill Ray, Fred Ray, 
Fonze Hughes. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Howard Garland, Roy Lyle, Enzy Letterman, 
Jerry Garland, Lucille Lyle, Hassie Johnson. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Annis Shepherd, Mrs. Myrtle Blankenship, 
Mrs. Louise Arrowood. 

SHOAL CREEK— Miss Faye Hughes, Mrs. Nina Young, Miss Willa- 
dean Dulaney, Mrs. Julia Jones, Mrs. Maude Dulaney. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Wing, Mrs. Velma Shu- 
ford, John Griffin, Mrs. James McDougald, Ramon Autrey. 

WINDOM— Ralph Griffith, Cecil Wheeler, Mrs. Fay Wheeler, Mrs. 
Myrtle Buchanan. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mrs. Estella Young, Mr. and Mrs. Howard 
Buchanan, Pattie Buchanan, Billy Buchanan, Renee Buch- 
anan. 

ZION — Mrs. R. C. Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Fox, Mrs. Samuel Higgins. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BANK'S CREEK-~Mrs. Minnie Burleson. 
BEE LOG— Mr. Ernest Mcintosh. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. Ella Wilson. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mr. Horace Edge. Mr. Green Woody, Mrs. 
D. I. Boone. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mr. George Brown, Mr. Fred Roberts. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Jerry Bennett. 
CANE RIVER— Mr. Morgan Pittman, Mrs. Ella Bailey. 
CONCORD— Mrs. Tom Ray. 

CRABTREE— Chester Chrisawn (Deacon), Mr. Gary Fox, Mr. John- 
ny Hughes. 

ELK SHOAL— Mrs. Agnes Songer, Mr. Gus Edwards, Mr. Ralph 
Riddle, Mr. Landon Randolph, Mrs. Ruth Mcintosh, Robert 
Sayles, O.M. 

FAIRVIEW— Mr. Claude Blevins, Mr. Gary Hollifield, Mr. Frank 
Ballew. 

IVY GAP— Mrs. Marie S. Ray, Mrs. Blanche Wilson. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Kell Woods. 

MT. MITCHELL— Mr. John Robert Wilson. 

MT. PLEASANT— Mrs. Ida Angel. 

PLEASANT GAP— Mr. Bis Ray. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mrs. Lillie Woody. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Elzie Ray, O.M., Mr. Will Carroll. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Bessie Ledford. 

RIVERSIDE— Mr. Wayman Evans. 

SHOAL CREEK— Mr. Grover Hughes. 

WINDOM— Mrs. Vernie Presnell. 

ZION — Mr. Ray Fox, Mr. George Robinson, Mr. Worley Ayers, 
Mrs. Minnie Bailey. 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING YEAR 

BLUE ROCK — Carpeted Auditorium, built parking lot, installed 
water fountain, completed building for equipment. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL — Plan to move into and dedicate our new church. 

FAIRVIEW— Enlarged church 832 square feet, installed wall-to- 
wall carpeting, installed new light fixtures, completed parking 
lot. 

INDIAN CREEK — Paneled inside of church, installed carpet and 
furnace. 

MT. MITCHELL— Installed rest-rooms, well, pews. 
MT. PLEASANT— In process of building new church. 
PLEASANT GAP— Completed new parsonage. 
PRICE'S CREEK— Addition of two new classrooms. 



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LIST OF PASTORS 

Bank's Creek Harry Culbertson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Box 251, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock ....Ronnie Geouge, Rt. 5, Box 43A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek C. W. Britt, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek 

Burnsville, First Harold McDonald 

Box 425, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River James Lamb, Rt. 3, Box 54E, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Concord Haskey Honeycutt, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Claude Surrett, Candler, N. C. 

Elk Shoal Burgess Shelton, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Randolph Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28755 

Indian Creek Andy Robinson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap David Reece, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek ....Philip Garland, Rt. 1, Box 79, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 219A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap Ben Lee Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Ralph Mumpower, Swannanoa, N. C. 

Pleasant Valley Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Riverside Frank Murphy, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Shoal Creek Lee Ayers, Bakersville, N. C. 

South Estatoe ..John O. Gates, 227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, N. C. 28752 

Windom Lee Woody, Rt. 2, Box 238, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Young's Chapel Howard Buchanan, Rt. 2, Bakersville, N. C. 

Zion Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Tommy McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Ben T. Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Edgar Hunter, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Charles Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River 

Concord John Cooper, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Lawrence King 

Rt. 2, Box 199, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Elk Shoal Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Hubert Eikins, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Edward Hall, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Jack's Creek Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant B. M. Tomherlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove Howard Garland 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Edgar Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulane3^ Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe John Griffin, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Charlie Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Terry McMahan, Box 282, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Zion Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Latt Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek George Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West John Duncan, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Calvin Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Harold Bennett, Sr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant .Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Lester H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Dennis Buchanan, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Berl Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek ....Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Brown's Creek ....Mrs. MolJie Robinson, Rt. 5. Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Arney Fox, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West ....Mrs. Harold Lusk, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch ....Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe ..Mrs. James McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Bakersville, N. C. 

LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Gene Gardner, Burn.sville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, Sr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Terry McMahan, Box 282, Spruce Pine, N. C. 



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LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek ....Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Bee Log 
Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Sam Evans, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Miss Anette West, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Burnsville, West Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Randy Silvers. Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 

Elk Shoal Burgess Shelton, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Carson Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Jimmy McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap Leon Hall, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Elaine Byrd, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Danny Willis, Marion, N. C. 

Mount Pleasant 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Georgia Dale, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Rhonda Randolph Ledford, Bakersville, N. C. 

Pleasant Valley Bob Thomas. Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe 

Rt. 3, Box 256, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside .Tommy Pitman, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Rt. 2. Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel ....Lealand Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Mrs. Frank Phillips, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF ORGANISTS 

(OR PIANIST IF NO ORGANIST) 

Bank's Creek Marilyn Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Shelia Ramsey, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Sylvia Gouge 

Rt. 2, Box 355, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Miss Tensie Bailey, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Miss Susan Chapman, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 

Burnsville, West Miss Mary Ann Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Mary F. Turner, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Concord Mrs. Clarence Parker, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Miss Gay McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal ..Mrs. Kenneth Blankenship, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlette, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Ruby Lee Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap Marian Reece, Gen. Del., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Rhonda Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch ....Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Mount Mitchell Mrs. Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 219A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mount Pleasant ....Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Pleasant Gap Miss Mitzie Lawhern 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Pleasant Grove Miss Mildred Presnell 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Mrs. Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 

Price's Creek 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek ....Mrs. Rebecca Black, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Donald Young 

Rt. 2, Box 408, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Renee Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Mrs. Hazel Goertney, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek ....Mrs. Wayne McCurry, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Luna Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Perva Eddler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Cecil Stiles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Janice McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek ....Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, Box 275, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West William Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Concord Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Bruce Wilson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Mrs. Leslie Pofffitt, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel ..Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Miss Ethel Maney 

Rt. 3, Box 313, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Athlene Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Odis Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley 



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Price's Creek Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Grace Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Eouth Estatoe Mrs. Velma Shuford 

Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom 

Young's Chapel ....Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Boyd Laws, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Cecil Stiles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Box 185, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Sylvia Geouge 

Rt. 2, Box 355, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Paul Eckstorm 

Rt. 6, Box 27, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks 

Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Emerson Woody 

Rt. 6, Box 296, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River ...Mrs. Alvin Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 95, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Concord Mrs. Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Margaret King 

Rt. 2, Box 199, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Donna Hayes, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Mrs. Johnny McPeters 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Rt. 3, Box 178, 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Athlene Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Jarvis Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 204, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap ....Luther Lawhern, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Box 36, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Pleasant Valley ....Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood 

Rt. 3, Box 242, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Maureen R. Penland 

Box 741, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford 

Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Andy Brown 

Rt. 1, Box 92, Burnsville. N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Mrs. Billie Ray Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



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LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 



Bank's Creek Cecil Stiles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks 

Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First C. O. Ellis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West William Hullett, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Burl Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Concord Oscar Styles, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Bis Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek Sam Rathburn 

Rt. 3, Box 311, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap 

Jack's Creek John Evans, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Monroe Mcintosh, Cane River, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Box 36, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek ..Mack Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mack Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Pursey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe John Griffin, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Boyd Laws, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1973 
ASSOCIATION THEME: OUR BEST FOR JESUS 

1 — The ninety-fifth annual session of the Yancey Baptist Asso- 
ciation was called to order by the moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., 
at Laurel Branch Baptist Church on Tuesday morning, August 14, 
1973. 

2 — The opening hymn was "Our Best" led by Harold McDonald. 

3 — Fred Harrell, pastor of West Burnsville Church, led in 
prayer. 

4 — The messengers and visitors were welcomed by the host 
pastor, Harold Bennett, Jr. Attention was called to the number 
of young people 18 years and under present. 

5 — The moderator presented the theme for the 1973 annual 
session, "Our Best For Jesus" and it was voted to adopt the pro- 
gram as the order of business with any changes deemed necessary. 
Reports contained in the '*Book of Reports" placed in the hands 
of all messengers, were also adopted at this time. 

6 — The moderator appointed the following to serve on the 
Hospitality Committee: Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Raymond Autrey, 
Mrs. Fred Buchanan. 

7 — L. H. Wing, Carmen Ogle, and Mrs. Billie McCurry were 
asked to serve as the Place and Preacher Committee. 

8 — The moderator intoduced Walter Woodson, Jr., professor 
of English at Wingate College, who led in a period of Bible Study. 
His scripture was taken from James 1 and 2, emphasis being placed 
on James 1:22. 

9 — Harold McDonald led the association in singing "There Is 
Power In the Blood" and "Praise Him, Praise Him". 

10 — The moderator called attention to the report on Children's 
Homes in the Book of Reports and introduced Dr. W. R. Wagoner, 
President of Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, Inc. 
Dr. Wagoner recommended the reading of "Charity and Children" 
(Baptist Childrens' Homes Publication) and "Love In Action", a 
book written by the late W. C. Reed, about his years of work at 
these homes. 

11 — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, associational representative for North 
Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging, called attention to the re- 
port in the "Book of Reports" and presented Superintendent Bill 
Poole, who expressed gratitude for gifts, and for concern for the 
residents of the Homes. 

12 — Dr. Calvin Knight, Director of Denominational Relations 
for North Carolina Baptist Hospital, suggested some reasons for 
the continued need of the ministry supplied by the Baptist Hospital. 
Many specialized services offered in this institution are not avail- 
able elsewhere. Dr. Knight announced that the school of Pastoral 
Care at the hospital, is now the largest of its kind, in the world. 

13 — H. G. Bailey led the congregation in singing "Blessed Be 
the Name". 

14— Harold Bennett, Jr., host pastor, made announcements 
concerning lunch. 



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15 — The moderator requested pastors present to stand and 
identify themselves. They were: C. W. Britt, Bolen's Creek; Fred 
Harreli, West Burnsville; James Lamb, Cane River; Harold Mc- 
Donald, Burnsville, First. 

16 — The roll call of the churches was made by the clerk, Mrs. 
Jess Styles. There were 110 persons in attendance and 19 churches 
represented. Master William Kent Anglin, four months of age, 
was the youngest present. 

17 — Miss Christine Harris sang a solo "Fairest Lord Jesus". 

18 — The moderator presented C. W. Britt, pastor of Bolen's 
Creek Church, to bring tlie annual sermon. His scripture was 
Philippians 1:19-26. Reverend Britt urged members of the congre- 
gation to be witnesses for Christ in Yancey Baptist Association. 

19 — H. G. Bailey led the group in singing "Seal Us, Holy 
Spirit". 

20 — The session was dismissed for luncli and fellowship. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

21 — The Afternoon session began with a selection of hymns 
played by Miss Tensie Bailey, pianist. 

22 — The opening hymn was "Jesus Is All the World To Me" 
led by R. G. Hailey. 

23 — James Lamb, pastor of Cane River Church, gave the open- 
ing prayer. 

24 — The hospitality report was given by Raymond Autrey and 
adopted. 

25 — The Place and Preacher Report was read by Mrs. Billy Mc- 
Curry and adopted as follows: 

Place — 1st day — Shoal Creek 
Evening — South Estatoe 
2nd day — Cane River 
Preacher — Harold McDonald 

26 — James Lambert, Western Area Missionary for the State 
Baptist Convention, was presented to the association and spoke 
briefly. 

27 — James Lamb, Associational Christian Action Chairman, read 
a letter from the Christian Action League concerning financial sup- 
port for the campaign to defeat the "Liquor by the Drink" refer- 
endum which will be voted upon by the people of the state in No- 
vember. A motion was made and carried to take an offering to be 
sent to the Christian Action League for this purpose. A total of 
$56.21 was collected. 

28 — The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., appointed a constitu- 
tion committee composed of the following people: Garrett Dixon, 
Bailey, Mrs. Jess Styles, James Lamb, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 

29 — The moderator announced the follov/ing appointments to 
the Associational Budget Committee: Harold McDonald, C. W. Britt, 
Bruce Tomberlin, Mrs. Paul Eckstorm, Ben Lee Ray, and Harold 
Bennett, Jr. 

30 — Officers for the coming year were elected as follows: Mod- 
erator, Harold Bennett, Jr.; Associate Moderator, James Lamb; 
Clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles. 

31 — Special music was presented by a grunp of Actoens fiorii 
Bolen's Creek Church. 



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32 — Walter Woodson, Jr., Wingate College, presented the Bible 
Study. The scripture for his message was taken from the fourth 
chapter of Luke. 

33 — Mrs. James McDougald, Publications Chairman, called at- 
tention to the publications of Southern Baptists and to the Biblical 
Recorder, the state Baptist paper, and urged messengers to sub- 
scribe to and read these publications. Mrs. McDougald introduced 
Woodrow Hill, Field Representative for the Biblical Recorder, who 
stressed the importance of Baptists being well-informed concerning 
the events occuring throughout the Soutiiern Baptist Convention. 

34 — Harold McDonald expressed appreciation for North Caro- 
lina Baptist Colleges and Universities and introduced H. Douglas 
Lee from Wake Forest University, who spoke to the group. He 
emphasized the importance of students being treated as individuals. 

35 — H. G. Bailey led in the singing of the hymn, "I've Found A 
Friend". 

36 — James Lamb, Pastor at Cane River Church, spoke on behalf 
of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, from which he graduated in 
June. 

37 — H. Douglas Lee, Wake Forest University, led the closing 
meditation, using Psalm 23. He asked messengers to consider the 
question "What does it Mean to Give Our Best?" 

38 — "Seal Us, O Holy Spirit" was the closing hymn. 

39 — Lee Dulaney dismissed the group with prayer, 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

40 — The evening meeting, which was held at Jack's Creek 
Baptist Church, was opened by Miss Mary Ann Howell, pianist, 
playing a selection of hymns. 

41 — The opening hymn was "Fairest Lord Jesus". 

42 — Philip Garland, pastor of Jack's Creek, host church, led in 
prayer. 

43 — The moderator recognized Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Missions 
Chairman, who read the Mission's report. Mrs. Bailey announced 
that a World Missions Conference will be held in Yancey Baptist 
Association in October. 

44 — The young people of the association presented a Drama, 
"The Challenge of The Cross". Special Music was also presented 
by this group. 

45 — Miss Sara Ann Hobbs, Executive Secretary of Woman's 
Missionary Union of North Carolina, was presented as the speaker 
of the evening. Miss Hobbs traced the progress of missionary Bap- 
tists from birth to the present time, and asked the question, "What 
does it Mean to be a Missionary Baptist Church?" Her answer was 
as follows: 

1 — "A Church that has its total resources committed to God." 

2 — "A Church in which each member is confronted with the 
needs of a lost world." 

3 — "A Church in which each member is offered a place of 
service beyond the walls of the church." 

4 — "A Church in which each member is regularly called to 
commitment." 

"Go Ye, is not a motto to be repeated, but a command to be 
obeyed" were the closing words of her message. 

46 — Walter Woodson. Jr., Wingate College, sang for a closing 
meditation, the chorus of "Seal Us, O Holy Spirit." 

47 — Miss Sara Ann Hobbs led the closing prayer. 



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WEDNESDAY MORNING 

48 — The final session of the 1973 Yancey Baptist Association 
met at Mt. Pleasant Church on Wednesday morning, August 15, and 
was opened with a period of music, played by Miss Gayle Ann 
Bussard, organist. 

49 — H. G. Bailey led the opening hymn, "Lead On O King 
Eternal." 

50 — John Bussard, interim pastor, led in prayer and welcomed 
the messengers and visitors to Mt. Pleasant. Reverend Bussard 
announced that lunch would be served at the parsonage, and invited 
everyone to stay for the meal. 

51 — Roll call was made by the clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles. Thirteen 
churches were represented with a total of 74 in attendance. 

52 — The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., appointed the follow- 
ing people to serve on the nominating committee for the ensuing 
year: Chairman, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Fred Harrell, John Pow- 
ers, Mrs. Bill Anglin, J. E. Wilson. 

53 — Miss Laura Mae Milliard read the report of the nominating 
committee and moved its adoption. This motion was seconded and 
carried. (See Associational Directory for the list of officers.) 

54 — J. Roy Robinson, Assistant to the President of Gardner 
Webb College, was recognized by the moderator, and spoke briefly 
on behalf of Gardner Webb College. 

55 — Walter Woodson, Jr., Wingate College, was the leader for 
the Bible Study. His scripture was taken from the 12th chapter of 
Jeremiah. 

56 — H. G. Bailey led the congregation in the singing of "We've 
A Story to Tell", and "I Surrender All". 

57 — Harold Bennett, Jr., moderator, introduced Edwin Coates, 
Executive Secretary of Baptist Foundation, who spoke concerning 
the work of this agency of the state convention. 

58 — Special music was provided by a youth group, composed of 
young people from several churches in the association. This music 
was directed by Miss Diane Williamson, minister of music at First 
Baptist Church, Burnsville. Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. was the pianist. 

59 — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Superintendent of Missions for 
Yancey Baptist Association, led the associational officers in a dis- 
cussion concerning the work of the various organizations which 
they represent. Miss Hillinrd emphasized that the association exists 
to assist churches in their God-given tasks. 

Those, other than Miss Hilliard, taking part in the discussion 
were: Miss Vergie Duncan, Director of Library Services; Harold 
Bennett, Jr., Sunday School; Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr., Music; Mrs. 
Harold Lusk, Church Training; Mrs. Roy Pate, Woman's Missionary 
Union; C. W. Britt, Brotherhood; Howard Buchanan, Evangelism. 

60 — Miss Diane Williamson sang a solo "What Wondrous Love 
Is This." 

61 — Garrett Dixon Bailey. General Board Member from Yancey 
Association, introduced Dr. Perry Crouch, Executive Secretary of 
the State Baptist Convention, who brought the closing message of 
the associational meeting. Dr. Cruucli stiesscd the importance of 
the Cooperative Program in carrying on the Baptist Program 
throughout the world. 



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62— The group sang "Seal Us, O Holy Spirit", led by H. G. 
Bailey. 

63 — The moderator recognized Miss Laura Mae Milliard who 
read a portion of a letter written by Mrs. Katie McMahan Harlon 
missionary to Venezuela. Mrs. Harlon is a former resident of 
Yancey County and was a member of Laurel Branch Church. Her 
greetings to Yancey Baptists follow: 

"This letter is to say that you are remembered and ask that you 
remember us as you pray. Do you realize that your most important 
contribution to Missions is through prayer? I suppose most of you 
are glad that you do not have to stand and tell how often you have 
forgotten to remember us as you pray. How many times I have 
said and written that the weight of our load depends on the faith- 
fulness of your prayers. So do be faithful. There is more than we 
can do. Do you realize that Valencia is a huge city and has as 
many people as Asheville, Charlotte and Raleigh all combined? 
We have one Church and one Mission. Most Sundays there are 
less than one hundred in our Sunday School. Are we just poor 
missionaries or are you forgetting to pray? 

Let me remind you of one thing and that is that you should 
never underestimate the role your church plays and the importance 
of what you do in the Kingdom's work. Many of our best mission- 
aries come from small rural churches and are what they are because 
of parents like mine who sacrificed to give them the best. You 
can play an important role in the calling out and training of future 
missionaries. Will you do your best to serve your church no matter 
how small it may be or no matter how unpromising the youth? 
Give them your best. They may be God's great leaders. I always 
feel inadequate for the Missionary Task, so pray that God can use 
us all." 

64 — Howard Buchanan, pastor at Young's Chapel, closed the 
meeting with prayer. 



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HOSPITALITY REPORT 
FIRST DAY 

We want to express our thanks to Laurel Branch Church for the 
very gracious hospitality. We are so thankful for the small group 
that has so bountifully provided for us, such a wonderful meal. We 
are also thankful for the Moderator, Clerk, and Associational Mis- 
sionary, and for the speakers that have come to us today. We thank 
God for the blessing of the day. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Raymond Autrey 
Mrs. Fred Buchanan 

EVENING MEETING AND SECOND DAY 

In appreciation for the gracious hospitality extended to us, we 
want to express our thanks to Jack's Creek and Mt. Pleasant 
Churches, for the young people who gave us such a good program, 
and for the wonderful message Miss Sara Ann Hobbs gave. We 
are grateful for the program and fellowship we have and will enjoy 
today, for the food and everything. We just want to say "Thank 
You." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Raymond Autrey 
) '1 Mrs. Fred Buchanan 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 1972-73 

For the first time in eight years, Sunday School enrollment in 
North Carolina showed an increase. This increase was also reflect- 
ed in the Yancey Baptist Association. Even though the increase 
was slight, only 17, it marked a real reversal in the trend toward 
decrease. Reports from the churches indicate that our total enroll- 
ment increased from 2,971 in 1972 to 2,988 in 1973. Average attend- 
ance also climbed from 1954 per Sunday in 1972 to 1,973 during the 
past year. 

Two other special projects related to the Bible teaching pro- 
gram also showed increase. January Bible Study was carried out 
in ten churches with a total enrollment of 269. Vacation Bible 
School, demonstrating an increased enrollment of 105 over last 
year, enrolled 1,210 of our youth. 

1973-74 will be the year for Sunday School improvement and 
enlargement campaign. Emphasis will be on finding and reaching 
people for the Bible teaching ministry of the church. The "People 
Search" phase of * 'People to People" is long overdue in our churches. 
The taking of a systematic census in every community is being 
encouraged that we might know who our prospects are and where 
to find them. 

This can be a great year for Sunday Schools in Yancey County. 
It's up to us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold L. McDonald 
SS Director 



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BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

It is time to rejoice — more schools this summer and more 
enrolled! Twenty-one of the thirty churches provide these addi- 
tional hours of Bible study for preschoolers, children and youth 
and a number of adult workers experienced the joys of working in 
these schools. 

Bible School provides for all enrolled an opportunity to grow 
as Jesus grew — physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. It 
makes Christ's command "to go into all the world" a reality as 
Bible School pupils and faculty members engage in seasons of 
prayer and give. The mission offering, in most schools, is given 
through The Cooperative Program and thus helps all that Southern 
Baptists are doing for the Lord here at home and around the world. 

We would like to express our appreciation to those involved 
in Bible School this summer in any way. We know you have heard 
God say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." 

Bible Schools are so important. This part of the church's 
ministry surely challenges all of us to give "Our Best for Jesus." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris Tomberlin 

CHURCH TRAINING REPORT 

A church does not stand still. It will make progress or slip 
back. A church needs church members trained to meet God's de- 
mands and today's challenges. 

The training program of a church include the following: 
1. Orient new church members; 2. Train church members 
to perform the functions of the church; 3. Train church lead- 
ers; 4. Teach Christian theology, Christian ethics, Christian 
history, and church policy and organization; 5. Provide and 
interpret information regarding the work of the church and 
denomination. 

The training program related to all other church activities. The 
New Church Members are helped through the training program as 
they come to understand and participate in opportunities for growth 
and service. The training program helps church members develop 
skills that will enable them to participate effectively in fulfilling 
a church's mission. Furthermore, the training program helps a 
church discover the potential of its members and "fit them for 
leadership". 

This year we sponsored a one-night Church Training Clinic 
with four groups — Workers with Pre-schoolers, Workers with 
Children, Workers with Youth, General Officers and Adults. This 
clinic was directed by Maurice Cooper. The night's training was 
well attended and helpful. 

Surely this year we v/ill "go forth" with a renewed commit- 
ment to the imperative o": training for the work of Christian 
service. God's leadership and power is available and we can have 
more and better units of training if we "put our hands to the 
plough" and keep them there. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 



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BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

There is so much to be done in this area of improvement of 
men in the work of the Lord. We have so few organizations — we 
need desperately to organize additional Baptist Men's groups and 
Royal Ambassador chapters. The men and boys in all of our 
churches need what these organizations have to offer. 

We have little to report. Let us ask that you make this a 
matter of prayer. How about your church? What about men and 
boys in your church — do they need to become more involved in 
the ministry of their church? Could it be that your church needs 
to organize a Baptist Men's group and one or more Royal Abbassa- 
dor chapters? Seek God's will and follow as He leads. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gene Gardner 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

Here is the report that came in on the church letters to the 
association: Organizations: 

Mission Friends 2 
Girls in Action 6 
/ Acteens 4 

Baptist Women 9 

21 

Membership Mission Friends 10 
Girls in Action 23 
Acteens 21 
Baptist Women 111 
WMU Officers 21 

186 

Thirty churches in this association! A look at the above re- 
port says one thing — "the field is white unto harvest" and we 
need to get busy for the Lord, we need to begin now to give "Our 
Best for Jesus." 

We do have new organizations in Young's Chapel. Hopefully 
Cane River will organize in the near future. Churches reporting 
one or more organizations: Bolen's Creek, Brown's Creek, Burns- 
ville, First, Burnsville, West, Jack's Creek, Laurel Branch, Mount 
Pleasant, South Estatoe, Young's Chapel. 

August of last year some of the associational officers attended 
a 2-day conference at Fruitland. In February a banquet was held 
for the older Girls in Action and Acteens with Miss Jolene Ivey 
as guest speaker. This annual meeting was held with Bolen's Creek 
Church. Miss Ethel Boone gave a very inspiring meditation and 
members of the youth organizations furnished special music. Re- 
ports were given by Directors. A high light of the reports was the 
testimony from the Director of the Sun Valley Nursing Home about 
the ministry of the West Burnsville Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Evelyn Pate 



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MUSIC REPORT 

"I will declare Thy Name Unto my brethren, in the midst of 
the church will I sing praise unto Thee." 

^ Hebrews 2:12 

Music is a gift from God for a definite purpose. It is a medium 
through which to express our emotions, and in religion, religious 
emotions. Hence worthy religious emotions should be expressed 
thi'ough worthy music, vocal and instrumental. 

It was with this aim in mind, that our association sponsored a 
School of Music this Spring. Mr. Charles Gatwood, Associate Di- 
rector Department of Music, Baptist State Convention, came to di- 
rect this effort. Four conferences were held for two nights — ■ 
Adult, Youth, Choir Directors, Accompanists. We had ten churches 
participating with an average attendance of 65 persons each night. 

May we strive to improve the music ministry of our thirty 
churches that hearts and lives may be challenged to give of their 
best for Jesus. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris Hunter 

EVANGELISM REPORT 

The Division of Evangelism, Baptist State Convention, has been 
busy about the "Father's Business:" 

1. Encouraged churches to participate in Key 73. One hundred 
and fifty denominations are sharing in this evangelistic effort. 

2. Over 2,400 attended the Statewide Evangelism Conference 
in February. 

3. The first summer evangelism team ministered from Mar- 
shall to Washington. 

4. 7,200 churches in 34 associations participated in Lay 
Evangelism Schools. 

5. Youth Evangelism Night is planned for August 17th, 
Greensboro with over 16,000 expected to attend. 

What about our association. We had no special projects. The 
letters from the churches report 149 baptisms (the same as last 
year). Churches reported no baptisms. We need to do better than 
this. Let's strive during 1973-74 to reach the goal suggested in TO- 
GETHER WE ADVANCE Emphasis — 10% increase in number of 
baptisms. God is concerned about those who do not know Him, 
many are lost in our midst and we have been given our marching 
orders! If 164 of the resident church members would lead one lost 
person to Christ we could reach the goal! 

Respectfully submitted, 
Howard Buchanan 

1973 ASSOCIATIONAL BAPTIST FOUNDATION REPORT 

The Foundation, as an agency of the Convention, encourages, 
receives, and manages gifts and bequests for benefit of all Baptist 
institutions, agencies, and causes fostered and supported by the 
North Carolina and Southern Baptist Conventions. The Founda- 
tion is not a competitive agency, but a service agency dedicated to 
the task of under girding all Baptist work. It encourages the donor 
to use the local church as a channel for directing the income from 
Foundation trusts to the benefiting cause. The operating expense 
of the Foundation is received from the Cooperative Program of the 
Convention. 



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The Foundation Executive Secretary, Edwin S. Coates, is avail- 
able to assist churches and individuals interested in a program of 
perpetual stewardship, particularly as it relates to estate planning, 
involving gifts to Baptist institutions, agencies, and causes. The 
Foundation provides a means for establishing trusts to benefit these 
Christian causes as well as providing an opportunity for perpetual 
stewardship witness. Through gifts of property, cash, or securities 
during lifetime, donors and/or other beneficiaries can receive an- 
nuities from the Foundation during their lifetime, and can also 
receive certain tax benefits provided for such gifts. 

Responsibilities for the administration of the Foundation is 
vested in a fifteen-member board of directors elected by the Baptist 
State Convention. The investment policy calls for investment in 
quality securities with diversification, good income, and balanced 
growth potential. 

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES OF N. C. 

Hundreds of children, scattered between Manteo and Murphy, 
are dependent upon N. C. Baptists and other friends for whatever 
opportunities and security life will afford them. Child care as prac- 
ticed by the Baptist Children's homes of N. C. is a ministry dedi- 
cated to serving these children and to the strengthening of Chris- 
tian family life. In reality, it is a ministry of missions, evangelism, 
education, conservation, rehabilitation, love and affection, Chris- 
tian discipline and, undergirding all, it is a ministry of redemption. 
We believe this ministry is close to the heart of God. 

The largest segment of our children live on campuses at Mills 
Home, Thomasville; Kennedy Home, Kinston; Odum Home, Pem- 
broke; Greer Home, Chapel Hill; Wall Home, Wallburg; and Broy- 
hill Home at Waynesville. Provision is made on these campuses 
for brothers and sisters to live together in family cottages wher- 
ever building styles permit. Cottage parents, consisting of hus- 
band and wife teams, live and work with the children in as nearly 
home-like situations as possible. Life for them includes study, 
work, recreation, and worship as it does in the average family. 

We provide a variety of services to families. These are de- 
signed to offer counseling in an effort to prevent family break- 
down, to help families work through crisis experiences, and to 
assist them at the point of rehabilitation. Training personnel live 
and work out of centers as follows: Waynesville, Asheville, Char- 
lotte, Thomasville, Raleigh, Kinston, Fayetteville and Pembroke. 

The work continues to be strengthened in western North 
Carolina. Several additions have been made on the Broyhill Home 
campus. This home can now care for fifty boys and girls. An 
administration building and recreation building are to be added 
in the near future. 

This ministry is dependent upon our Baptist people and other 
friends for financial support through the Cooperative Program, the 
Thanksgiving Offering and special gifts. Hundreds of boys and 
girls depend on us and other N. C. Baptists for opportunities for 
growth — physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. 

Check your Book of Reports or Annual (printed this month) for 
the financial record. Note: last year 27 churches gave $5,353 in 
designated offerings and produce for the Children's Homes. This 
year 26 churches gave $5,413.22. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 



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HOMES FOR THE AGING 

One of the most worthwhile things that we as Baptists do is 
the sharing in the ministry of our N. C. Baptist Homes for the 
Aging. As we look back upon the 'It years of this ministry and 
especially the past year, there are distinctive blessings that we 
would like to call to your attention. 

There is no greater realization that we can have together than 
the awareness of the fact that this special ministry to older peo- 
ple is a venture of faith in God. It always has been. God has 
brought us from one home to five iiomes — two in Winston-Salem 
(Rest Haven and Hayes Home); one each in Albemarle, Hamilton 
and Yancey ville. These homes have a capacity of 162 residents, 
and a nursing care center in Winston-Salem. This nursing care 
center can serve 62 patients and is used by all the homes when 
nursing care is needed. 

Four out of every five persons who come to these homes are 
people whose income is very limited. They look to us and we 
meet this need through our gifts and prayers. We must not forget 
that this is our ministry on behalf of Christ to older persons and 
that they could not be ministered to without our special offerings 
and the Cooperative Program. 

During the past year through our gifts we contributed $185.00 
per month for the care of most of these residents in the five homes. 
N. C. Baptist through the special offering gave 20% of the total 
income of the Homes and through the Cooperative Program we 
gave 10% of the total budget needed. 

The tie that binds this ministry to the hearts of Baptist people 
and churches is a very special one, and a good one — it is a ministry 
of love! We are glad that our gifts make possible quality care. It 
has been said often of the ministry of our Baptist Homes that there 
is no finer care that an older person can receive this side of heaven 
than the care given in our homes for the aging. Everything that 
we do for Christ should be this way because He deserves and ask 
from each one his best! 

There is someone serving twenty-four hours each day watching 
over the residents and patients. We thank God that we can help 
provide this care for these individuals. 

We are grateful for each church and each individual that has 
and is giving to this worthy cause. Let's resolve now that our gifts 
will be larger and that more of our churches will be involved. The 
support we gave financially is found in the Book of Reports and 
will be in the Annual later. Study these figures and let God speak 
to your heart. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Zula Jamerson 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL REPORT 

In May of this year Baptist Hospital observed its 50th Anni- 
versary. The hospital opened its doors in May of 1923 "to bring 
the healing art more definitely under the dominion of the Great 
Healer." 

The anniversary was celebrated jointly with the dedication of 
the new Reynolds Tower, a 16-story patient care facility. The com- 
pletion of the Tower brings the total of bed capacity to 655, placing 
Baptist Hospital within the top 10 per cent (in size) among hos- 
pitals in the United States. When the renovation of older sections 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 27 

of the hospital is completed the total number of beds will be 717. 

Construction has begun on an ambulatory care building which 
will house the emergency room, several outpatient clinics, the 
Physical Therapy Department, an Oncology (Cancer) Clinic and 
Research Laboratories. This building and the above-mentioned 
renovation will complete the present Medical Center Development 
Program. 

The hospital continues lo provide care for people who cannot 

pay, valued at far in excess of the total Mother's Day Offering. The 
auditors' confirmed value of this care in 1972 was $1,390,000 — near- 
ly four times the amount of the Mother's Day Offering. This does 
not include the value of physicians' service, provided without cost 
to these service patients. 

The Department of Pastoral Care is expanding its services to 
provide training for lay people. Dr. Mahan Siler joined the staff 
June 1 to head up this new work. The Department also antici- 
pates the establishment of several sattlelite counseling and train- 
ing centers in the state, beginning in the near future. Your Co- 
operative Program gifts support the work of this department. 

The hospital's financial operation is "in the black". There has 
not been a general room rate increase in IVz years. The Mother's 
Day Offerings are running ahead of last year. This is not true, 
however, in the Yancey. Check the record in the Book of Reports 
(and Annual). We lost two churches this year, gained two churches 
this year — thus both years 23 churches gave. Of the twenty- 
three churches giving these increased their Mother's Day Offering: 
Bolen's Creek, Brown's Creek, Burnsville, West, Byrd's Chapel, 
Fairview, Hall's Chapel, Mount Mitchell, Pleasant Gap, Pleasant 
Grove, Riverside, Shoal Creek, South Estatoe, Young's Chapel. Last 
year we gave $3,197.02 and this year $3,152.15. The difference is 
very small but it shows a trend in the wrong direction. It presents 
a challenge to begin now to change the trend during the year 
ahead. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Val Johnson 



CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION REPORT 

There is no more important challenge in our association, our 
state, or our nation, today than that of providing a higher Christian 
education for our youth beyond their high school days. 

Today many of them are turning back to the Bible and seeking 
the "Jesus Way" for their lives. What better way can we help 
them to find an answer to their searching than through our Chris- 
tian colleges and university? 

We in North Carolina are most fortunate in being able to wit- 
ness to this age through our six colleges and one university: Mars 
Hill, Meredith, Campbell, Wingate, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, and 
Wake Forest University. These colleges and university exist for 
the students. Their work toward preparing each individual to live 
today and tomorrow in a world community in a Christ-like way 
with his fellowman in every walk of life. 

The schools make a special effort to recruit North Carolina 
Baptist students. In fact, no qualified student is turned down in 
any of our colleges because of inability to pay. The churches help 
make this possible through the Cooperative Program and the spe- 
cial Scholarship Offering on Father's Day. 



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With only seven churches in our association giving $414.42 to 
the Scholarship Fund in June of this year, our record does not look 
too good. Will some young person be unable to find the "light" for 
a useful Christian life because you and I have failed to give? We 
need to determine now to follow "in the footsteps of our Master" 
in the realm of Christian Education — giving our best now to this 
cause and in the years to come. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley, Representative 
Christian Higher Education 

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE REPORT 

Has there ever been a time in the history of our association 
that our people have been confronted with so much obscene litera- 
ture? What are we as Baptists doing about it? Are we concerned 
about what our people read? Are we taking advantage of the 
Budget Plan offered to us by the Baptist publications? Would we 
have our people ignorant of the work of Baptists in our own state, 
in the homeland and around the world? 

The Biblical Recorder, The Commission, Home Missions and 
Home Life are edited by devoted Christians. There is no better 
way to be informed than by having these publications come into 
our homes. 

Our goal for another year should be at least one of these pub- 
lications in every Baptist home in this association. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Opal McDougald 

MISSIONS 

Christ's command has echoed through the centuries, "Go, then, 
to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize 
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy 
Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. 
And remember, I will be with you always, and to the end of the 
world. (Matthew 28:19,20) 

The mission He describes is the most demanding assignment 
ever made. How are we who call ourselves Missionary Baptists 
responding to this task? 

October 14th - 19th, fifteen churches will be participating in a 
World Missions Conference. These churches will have the privilege 
of hearing Foreign, Home, State and Associational missionaries. 
Let us resolve now to work and pray that this may be a great week 
of revival, inspiration and commitment to the command of Christ 
to His people. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gwen Bailey 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 29 



COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

Through the Cooperative Program churches combine their re- 
sources with those of other churches in a reasonable plan for carry- 
ing out the Great Commission. It is like an irrigation ditch in the 
desert. Through the Cooperative Program channel, life-giving water 
pours out to a world dying of thirst. Through the Cooperative Pro- 
gram Christian faith acts to win lost men. It becomes a symbol of 
Baptist union, and makes possible a united gospel of proclamation. 
(Grindstaff) 

In 1 Corinthians 3:9 we read these words, "Laborers together 
with God" — this is an accurate description of the Cooperative 
Program because it is the main channel for financing Kingdom 
Work promoted by State Convention and Southern Baptist Con- 
vention. The Cooperative Program is preaching, teaching and 
benevolent ministries everywhere and this is scriptural! 

LIBRARY REPORT 

During these days of the publication of so much filth in the 
name of readable literature, the church is going to have to make 
every effort to provide the community with the type literature 
that is clean and uplifting. 

The churches of the Yancey Baptist Association are seeing this 
need and trying to meet it. 

These churches have begun to establish libraries: Burnsville 
First, South Estatoe, Bolen's Creek, West Burnsville, Laurel Branch, 
and Mount Mitchell. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergie Duncan 



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CALENDAR 

September 

Season of Prayer and Offering for State Missions 

16 State Missions Day in SS and Offering 

24 Associational Officers' Meeting 
30-October 7 Church Launching Week 

October 

1 Associational Launch Night 
8-14 World Missions Conference 
November 

4-10 Royal Ambassador Week 

11 American Bible Society Day 

18 Child Care Day and Thanksgiving Offering 

26 Associational "M" Night 
December 

2- 9 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions-Lottie Moon Christ- 

mas Offering 
23 Carol Sing 

30 Student Night at Christmas 
January 

1 WMU Executive Meeting 
7-11 January Bible Study 

27 Baptist Men's Day 

31 Sunday School Meeting 
February 

3 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 
10-16 WMU Focus Week 

17 Special Day and Offering for Home for the Aging 
March 

3- 10 Week of Prayer for Home Missions and Annie Armstrong 

Offering 

29 Associational Officers Meeting 
April 

2 Vacation Bible School Clinic 
9 Vacation Bible School Clinic 

21 Cooperative Program Day 

30 Church Training Meeting 

May 

12 Baptist Hospital Day 

19 Baptist Radio and Television Sunday 

20 WMU Executive Meeting 
June 

Bible Schools 
9 Religious Liberty Sunday 

July 

7 Christian Literature Sunday 
15-16 Deacons' Workshop 

14-21 Week of Prayer for Associational Missions and Offering 
29 Annual WMU Meeting 
August 

13-14 Annual Meeting — Yancey Baptist Association 

25 On-To-College Day 

State and Southwide meetings, activities and programs willl be 
promoted as suggested. 



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CONSTITUTION 



Article 1. The name of this organization shall he the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church and the follow- 
ing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in this 
article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by coopearting with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting. All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to 
do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and 
encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Associa- 
tion by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Church Training who shall promote and 
encourage the Church Training program in all the Churches of the 
Association. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 33 



6. The Director of Woman's Missionary Union, elected by the 
W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the Woman's 
Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches 
of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the 
duties of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Children's Home Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
work for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing of 
aid thereto. 

10. Baptist Publications Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Higher Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall 
be to stress importance and value of Christian Education and the 
necessity of fostering the various institutions now being supported 
by the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood Director who shall promote and encour- 
age the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the As- 
sociation. 

16. Missions Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all chuches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 

20. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to play for annual ses- 
sions, the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

21. Christian Action Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render 
any assistance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed 
in enforcing laws now on books. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 



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the Sunday School and the Church Training associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 
composed of the Associational W. M. U. Director, Associational Sun- 
day School Director, and the Associational Church Training Direc- 
tor, two pastors, and two members at large. The Moderator and the 
Clark shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Moderator. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Asso- 
ciational Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerk within two months after the close of the Asso- 
ciation. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1974 
held with 
SHOAL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
August 13 

SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 

August 14 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
ROLEN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
August 12, 1975 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL (Night) 
August 12, 1975 
PLEASANT GROVE (Second Day) 
August 13, 1975 



ANNUAL 
of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1974 
held with 

SHOAL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
August 13 

SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH (Night) 
CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Second Day) 

August 14 

NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 
BOLEN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
Auugst 12, 1975 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL (Night) 
August 12, 1975 
PLEASANT GROVE (Second Day) 
August 13, 1975 



INDEX 



Calendar 3 

Constitution > 36 

Dead (Listed by Churches) 14 

Directories: Associational Officers and Committees 3 

Sunday School Officers 4 

Church Training Officers 5 

Woman's Missionary Union Officers 5 

Directories: Local Church Officers 

Pastors 6 

Sunday School Directors 7 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 8 

Brotherhood Directors 8 

Church Clerks 8 

Church Treasurers 9 

Organists or Pianists 10 

Music Directors 11 

Chairmen of Deacons 11 

Historical Events of Interest — Brief History of 

Cane River Church 17 

Map (Showing Churches of Association) 24 

Messengers (Listed by Churches) 16 

Ministers, Licensed 14 

Ministers, Ordained 15 

Proceedings 18 

Reports: 

American Bible Society 31 

Annuity Board 34 

Baptist Foundation 33 

Baptist Hospital 30 

Baptist Publications 31 

Brotherhood 27 

Children's Homes 29 

Christian Higher Education 32 

Christian Life 34 

Church Training and Ministries 26 

Deacon Fellowship 27 

Evangelism 32 

Homes for the Aging 28 

Hospitality 23 

Missions 27 

Sunday School 23 

Vacation Bible School 26 

Woman's Missionary Union 26 

Tables: 

Historical 39 

Statistical 40 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



CALENDAR 

ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICERS 

Superintendent of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Rev. Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Moderator Rev. Howard Buchanan 

Route 3, Burnsville N. C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Sunday School Director Rev. Howard Buchanan 

Box 53, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Church Training and Ministries Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Woman's Missionary Union Director Mrs. Roy Pate 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Fred Phoenix 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Library Services Miss Vergie Duncan 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Music Director Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN 

Stev/ardship-Cooperative Program Rev. John Bussard 

Mars Hill, N. C. 

Missions Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Deacon-Pastor Fellowship Ben Riddle 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Pastor's Conference Rev. C. W. Britt 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Christian Life Billy Ray Bailey 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES 

Audio- Visual Aids Nat Howell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Publications Mrs. James McDougald 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Higher Education Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Homes for the Aging Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Billy Ray Bailey, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. Herman Howell, Lee 
Ayers, Don Young. 

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Jess Styles, Billy Ray Bailey, Garrett Dixon Bailey, Mrs. 
Charles Tomberlin. 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Richard Muri, C. W. Britt, Bruce Tomberlin, Mrs. Paul Eck- 
storm, Ben Lee Ray. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Chairman, Rev. John Powers Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Brown's Creek) 

Mrs. Roy Pate Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Howard Buchanan .Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Miss Wanda Robertson.. ..Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Fred Phoenix Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

John Bussard Mars Hill, N. C. (Brown's Creek) 

Gerald Grindstaff Rt. 3, Bakersville, N. C. (Pleasant Grove) 

Bruce Bailey Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 

Mrs. James McDougald Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(South Eastatoe) 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

Bruce Tomberlin, Richard Muri, Harold Bennett, Jr. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES COMMITTEE 

Kenneth Mashburn, Fred Harrell, Yates Laws. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Teacher - Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 



Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Outreach Director Charles Ray 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Extension Activities Director B. M. Tomberlin 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Records Assistant Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28714 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. O. 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. John Powers 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister ....John Powers 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Group Leaders, Yates Laws, Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



Kenneth Mashburn, Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Director New Church Member Training Gerald Grindstaff 

Bakersville, N. C. 

Director Church Member Training Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Director Church Leader Training Mrs. Don Young 

Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Adult Training Group Leader Mrs. Howard Buchanan 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Youth Training Group Leader C. W. Britt 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Ed Sparks 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Mike Higgins 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister ..Mike Higgins 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Associate Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Baptist Women Director Mrs. Fred Shuford 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. John Lawrence Gibbs 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Billy Anglin 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Girls in Action Director Mrs. John McLain 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mrs. Harry Hayter, Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Study Chairman Mr. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Activity Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Tensie Bailey 

Route 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Mrs. Herman Howell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



6 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



LIST OF PASTORS 

Bank's Creek Sherrill Whitson 

Rt. 1, Box 337AO, Bakersville, N. C. 28705 

Bee Log Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ronnie Geouge, Rt. 5, Box 43A, Marion, N. C. 28752 

Bolen's Creek C. W. Britt, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek J. E. Bussard, Box 434, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Burnsville, First Richard L. Muri 

Box 425, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River Kenneth Mashburn 

Rt. 3, Box 54E, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 28777 

Hall's Chapel Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 

Indian Creek Rose Wise, Bakersville, N. C. 

Ivy Gap Homer Carroll, Weaverville, N. C. 

Jack's Creek ....Philip Garland 

Rt. 1, Box 79, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch 

Mount Mitchell Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 219A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap ......Ben Lee Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Gerald Grindstaff, Bakersville, N. C. 

Pleasant Valley ...Harlan Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Riverside Frank Murphy, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Shoal Creek Lee Ayers, Rt. 4, Bakersville, N. C. 

South Estatoe John Gates, 227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, N. C. 

Windom Frank Phillips, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel 

Zion H. Honeycutt, Jr., Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



1 ^ ■ 

MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 

LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 



Bank's Creek Cecil Stiles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Tommy McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Ben T. Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Charlie Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River 

Crabtree Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Box 199, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Biss Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek Hubert Elkins, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Ernest Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Box 39, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Edgar Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe John Griffin, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Albert Briggs, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Denver Styles, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Latt Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek George Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Bill Martin, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Ralph Harris, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Harold Bennett, Sr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Dennis Grindstaff 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

South Estatoe L. H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom W. C. Beaver, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Edd Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



8 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek ....Mrs. W. M. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Arney Fox, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Mrs. Harold Lusk, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch ....Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mount Pleasant ....Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
South Estatoe ....Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



Young's Chapel.. ..Mrs. Myrtle Presnell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West ...Harold Lusk, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Cecil Stiles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Paul Eckstorm 

Rt. 6, Box 27, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks 

Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Bayard Howell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Alvin Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 95, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Margaret King, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Box 24, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Donna Hayes, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek ....Mrs. John R. McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Pauline Chandler 

Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Mrs. Carolyn Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. J. E. Wilson 

Rt. 6, Box 94, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Jarvis Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 204, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel 

Rt. 3, Box 188, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Luther Lawhern 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



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Pleasant Valley Mrs. Lena McPeters 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood 

Rt. 3, Box 242, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Maureen Penland 

P. O. Box 154, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Mrs. Homer Ayers 

Rt. 2, Box 216, Green Mountain, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Cecil Stiles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Box 102, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



Blua Rock Mrs. Janice McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek ....Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Brown's Creek ....Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Everett Crout, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Bruce Wilson 

Rt. 2, Box 221A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Miss Mabel Angel, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Mrs. Carolyn Laws, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Odis Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove ...Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Alma Riddle, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Clyde Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe ....Mrs. Velma Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel ....Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Frank Evans, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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LIST OF ORGANISTS 

(OR PIANIST IF NO ORGANIST) 

Bank's Creek Miss Marilyn Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log 

Blue Rock Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Ronnie Gregory, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Lavonne Beaver, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek .Mrs. J. E. Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Steve W. Williams, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Burnsville, West Mrs. Mike Higgins, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel ....Mrs. Mary F. Turner, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Miss Gay McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Mrs. Wanda Ramsey & Miss Mona Morrow 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap Mary Alice Carroll, Weaverville, N. C. 

Jack's Creek Rhonda Kensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch ....Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Jessie Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 219F, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant ....Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap .Miss Mitzie Lawhern 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove 

Pleasant Valley Mrs. Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Price's Creek ....Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Box 256, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Clyde Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Rebecca Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel .Miss Renee' Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Misses Pam Fox & Judy Woody, Norton 

Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek ....Miss Christine Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Luna Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Perva Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe ....Mrs. Madelyn Gibbs, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 



Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log 

Blue Rock Sherrill McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Lynn Riddle, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C 28714 

Brown's Creek ..J. E. Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Charlie Boone, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Randy Silvers, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap Vadia Silver, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Elaine Byrd, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Danny Willis, Marion, N. C. 

Mount Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Georgia Dale, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Vah Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Bob Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe 

Rt. 3, Box 256, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Tommy Pitman, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Homer Ayers, Rt. 2, Box 216, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks 

Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First C. O. Ellis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Roy Mcintosh, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Adler Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River G. B. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree ....Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 197, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Elk Shoal Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Fairview Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek Sam Rathburn 

Rt. 3, Box 311, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Woodrow Chandler 

Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek John Evans, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Monroe Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Kennie Ray, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek 

Riverside Mack Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Pursey Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Yates Laws, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Frank Evans, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 

September 

Season of Prayer for State Missions 
15 State Missions Day and Offering 
22-29 State Missions Day and Offering 
30 WMU Workshop 

October 

Cooperative Program Prayer Emphasis 

13 "Biblical Recorder" Day 

14 Older Girls in Action Prayer Retreat 

15 Workshop - Youth Sunday School Workers 

21 Church Training Meeting 

November 

3- 9 Royal Ambassador Week 

4 Associational Officer's Fellowship Supper 

17 Baptist Children's Homes Offering 
High Sunday School Attendance Sunday 

18 Younger Girls in Action Meeting 
29 Deacon - Pastor Meeting 

December 

1- 8 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 

5 Foreign Missions Night 

22 Acteen Meeting 

29 Student Night at Christmas 

January 

6- 10 January Bible Study 

20 WMU Executive Meeting 
26 Baptist Men's Day 

February 

2 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 
9-15 WMU Focus Week 
14 Acteen Meeting 

16 Special Day and Offering for Homes for the Aging 
March 

3-10 Week of Prayer for Home Missions 
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 

17 Youth Night (Church Training) 

April 

7- 8 Vacation Bible School Clinic 

21 Cooperative Program Day 
29 Annual WMU Meeting 

May 

10 Acteen Meeting 

11 Baptist Hospital Day and Mother's Day Offering 

19 Sunday School Meeting 



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June 

Vacation Bible Schools 

15 Father's Day - Baptist Colleges Scholarship Offering 

23- 27 Youth Bible Conference 

29 Christian Citizenship Sunday 

30 Deacon - Pastor Meeting 

July 

14 Day Camp - Mission Friends 

29 Sunday School Meeting 

August 

12-13 Annual Meeting 

24- 31 Week of Prayer and Offering for Associational Missions 
Pastor's Conference — 1st Monday in each month 

State and Southwide activities promoted on suggested dates 

OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BEE LOG— Mr. Grover Mcintosh. 
BLUE ROCK— Mr. T. J. Geouge. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mrs. Mildred Banks, Mrs. Pauline Johnson, 
Mrs. Alma McDowell. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Nancey Whitstine. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mrs. Garrett D. Bailey, Mrs. Sallie B. 
Butner, Mr. A. F. Bryson. 

BURNSVILLE WEST— Mr. William Hullett (Deacon). 
CANE RIVER— Mrs. Irene Angel, Mr. Hasket Hensley. 
CRABTREE^Mr. Paul Ballenger (Minister). 
ELK SHOAL— Mrs. Julia Ayers, Mrs. Lillie Hughes. 
FAIRVIEW— Mr. William McMahan. 

INDIAN CREEK— Mr. Walter Maney, (Deacon), Mr. Ralph Austin. 
JACK'S CREEK— Mr. Fred Bryant. 
LAUREL BRANCH— Mr. Wayne Ray. 
MT. MITCHELL— Mrs. Eva M. Stamey. 
MT. PLEASANT— Mrs. Lillian Bailey. 
PLEASANT VALLEY— Mr. Elzie Ray (Minister). 
PRICE'S CREEK— Mr. Mack Ledford, (Deacon). 
RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Sallie Wilson. 

SHOAL CREEK — Mr. George Wright, Mr. Arnold Hughes. 
SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. Howard Autrey, Mrs. Bonnie Robinson, 

Mr. James Ray Duncan. 
WINDOM — Mr. Spurgeon Letterman. 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Gardner, Gene, Burnsvilie, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 
Garland, Richard, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 
Honeycutt, David, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 
Ray, Bobby, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 



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MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

King, Gene, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Ramsey, Farrel, Mars Hill, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Stone, Johnny, Rt. 3, Burnsfille, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Beatty, Kenneth, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Byrd's Chapel) 

Beaver, W. C, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom) 

Bennett, Richmond, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Byrd's Chapel) 

Blevins, Edward, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Fairview) 

Buchanan, Dennis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom) 

Edwards, Lester, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Fox, Edison, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 

Gardner, Gene, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Garland, Richard, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Hilemon, Woodrow, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Elk Shoal) 

Honeycutt, David, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Hughes, Dean, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Jack's Creek) 

HuUett, Tommy, South Carolina, (West Burnsville) 

Laws, Dale, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 

McMahan, Ray V., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Mills, Adam, Marion, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 

Powers, John, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 

Ray, Barnett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Mitchell) 

Ray, Bobby, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Grover, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Harold, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Lida, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Wheeler, Carl, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom) 

Young, Ralph, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Burnsville, First) 

Zullinger, Chip, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BANK'S CREEK— O 
BEE LOG— O 

BLUE ROCK— Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Eddie Robinson, Mrs. Pauline 

Geouge, Norma Beaver. 
BOLEN'S CREEK— ^Mrs. Sol Harris, Mrs. Bernice Robinson, Mrs. 

C. W. Britt, Mrs. Joe Banner, Miss Tensie Bailey, Mr. Clarence 

Stinson, Mrs. Clarence Stinson, Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson. 
BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. W. M. Robinson, Mrs. Henry Silver, Mrs. 

H. McMahan, Mrs. Winnie Westall, Mrs. Robert Wilson, Mrs. 

John Bussard. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST-^Richard Muri, Charlie Hensley, Grady 
Bailey, C. A. Hilliard, Mrs. Luna Ray, Mrs. Arney Fox, Mrs. 
Billy Anglin, Mrs. John McLain, Mrs. Ben Floyd, Mrs. Clifford 
Peterson, Mrs. Ruth Berry, Mrs. Ed Hunter. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mr. and Mrs. Mike Higgins, Mrs. Ray 
Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lusk, Bayard Howell. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Eulus Bennett, Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth 
Beatty, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hedrick, Mr. and Mrs. Hoover John- 
son. 

CANE RIVER— Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Mashburn, Mr. and Mrs. 

Crate Higgins, Mrs. Walter Edwards, Mrs. Avis Hensley. 
CRABTREE— O 

ELK SHOAL — Wintz Mcintosh, Mrs. Margaret Morrow, Roy 
Mathis, Vina Proffitt, Alec King, Woodrow Hilemon, Hiram 
Higgins. 

FAIRVIEW— Floyd Huskins, Carmon Ogle, Dewey Huskins, Virgil 

Huskins, Reid Ballew, Woodrow Wilson, Ranis Autrey. 
HALL'S CHAPEL— O 
INDIAN CREEK— O 

IVY GAP — Woodrow Chandler, Mary Carroll, Elouise Silvers, 
Ernest Buckner, Homer Carroll. 

JACK'S CREEK— Will Duncan, Ethel Laughrun, Ruby Fox, Flor- 
ence McCurry, Carolyn Laws, Dale Laws, Gwen Bailey, John 
Evans. 

LAUREL BRANCH — Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Mrs. Brooks 
Boone. 

MT. MITCHELL — Mrs. Jessie Willis, Mrs. Delia Wilson, Mrs. Dolly 
Wilson, Mrs. Perva Effler, Rev. Barnett Ray, Alice Willis, 
Richard Willis, Mrs. Bertie Wilson, Cecil Huskins. 

MT. PLEASANT — ^Rev. and Mrs. Howard Buchanan, Patty 
Buchanan, Vergie Duncan, Mrs. Roy Pate, Velma Hill, Mrs. 
Ila Angel. 

PLEASANT GAP— Steve Boone, Bill Riddle, Terrill Ray, Mrs. 

Faye Riddle, Mrs. Ben Lee Ray, Fred Ray. 
PLEASANT GROVE— Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lyle, Enzy Letterman, 

Mrs. Vah Johnson. 
PLEASANT VALLEY— O 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Boyd Shepherd, Mrs. Doug Blankenship, 
Mrs. Grady Elkins, Mrs. Bill Arrowood. 



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RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Grace Silvers, Mrs. Omega Mcintosh, Mrs. Daisy 
Gardner. 

SHOAL CREEK— Mrs. Lilly Mae Hughes, Mrs. Octavia Austin, 
Mrs. Maude Dulaney, Mrs. Mary Lee Harding. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Wing, Miss Sharon Shu- 
ford, Mrs. Mary Autrey, Mrs. Nellie Webb, Mrs. Opal Mc- 
Dougald, Ramon Autrey. 

WINDOM— Mrs. Fred Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wheeler. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Billy Buchanan, Estella Young, Edd Howell, 
Herman Howell. 

ZION— Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Fox, Mrs. Tom Laws. 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING 
ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

BLUE ROCK — Built new fellowship building. Bought de-humidi- 
fier to go in basement of church. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Church elected new minister, Richard L. 
Muri. Church voted to buy new pastorium. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Completed new fellowship hall. Two 
deacons ordained; Ray Higgins and Charles Ray. 

CRABTREE— Began parsonage building. 

MT. MITCHELL— Remodeled interior. Bought additional prop- 
erty. 

MT. PLEASANT— Building new church. 

HISTORY OF CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH* 

The Cane River Baptist Church is the oldest established 
Baptist Church in Yancey County. The first building was erected 
in 1800 by the slaves of Ned Wilson, one of the first settlers of the 
Cane River Valley. 

It was a one-room log building located on the old Jack's Creek 
road near the point where the road crosses the Cane River. The 
Reverend Stephen Collins was the first ordained minister to con- 
duct services there. 

Next, a log structure was built in 1832 at Can River on the 
land of Henry Ray. It was at this site that the first court in 
Yancey County was held in 1834. 

The third building was erected on the same site as the present 
church. The Reverend and Mrs. Jake Sams deeded this property 
to the deacons of the Cane River Church in 1891. This was known 
as the "Bald Creek United Church" and was built by Methodist 
and Baptists and friends. The Reverend Jake Sams was ordained 
and delivered his first sermon here. 

Several years later, a Methodist church was erected at Bald 
Creek and the Methodists moved their membership there. The 
Baptist members reimbursed the Methodists for their interest in 
the church building and the name was then changed to "Cane 
River Baptist Church". 

This building was destroyed during a wind storm in January, 
1959. Services were conducted in the cafeteria of Cane River 



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High School while a new building was being erected on the same 
sight. 

Within ten months the new church, although not completed, 
was ready for occupancy. The new modern brick: structure was 
completed in 1959 and is one of the most adequate rural church 
buildings in the state. It has a seating capacity of approximately 
375, a modern educational plant, and is furnished with adequate 
equipment. This building was dedicated in the fall of 1959 with 
W. E. McPeters, who was pastor of the church at this time, bring- 
ing the dedicatory sermon. 

Kenneth Mashburn is the pastor at the present time. 

*The historical information was taken from a clipping which 
was written by Mrs. H. Grady Bailey of Burnsville, and 
appeared in The Asheville Citizen at the time of the church 
dedication. 

PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1974 

ASSOCIATION THEME: PROCLAIM HIS LOVE 

1 — The Moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr. called to order, the 
ninety-sixth annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association at 
Shoal Creek Baptist Church on Tuesday morning, August 13, 1974. 
Miss Laura Mae Hilliard gave the call to worship taken from the 
hymn, "There's A Glad New Song." The moderator presented the 
printed program, and moved that it be adopted as the order of 
business with any change as needed. The motion carried and the 
program was adopted. 

2 — H. G. Bailey, Chorister, led the messengers in the singing 
of "To God Be The Glory". 

The moderator called attention to the Prayer Calendar on back 
of the program, and urged the group to pray for missionaries. 
Howard Buchanan, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Church, led the opening 
prayer. 

3 — The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 
Hospitality: Mrs. Billy Buchanan, Mrs. Kenneth Mashburn, Mrs. 
A. Z. Jamerson. 

Place and Preacher: Ramon Autrey, Billy Buchanan, Lee Dulaney. 
Budget: Richard Muri, C. W. Britt, Bruce Tomberlin, Mrs. Paul 
Eckstorm, Ben Lee Ray. 

4 — Pastors of the association were recognized by the moderator. 
They were: Gerald Grindstaff, Pleasant Grove 

Kenneth Mashburn, Cane River 
John Bussard, Brown's Creek 
Fred Harrell, West Burnsville 
Lee Ayers, Shoal Creek 
Howard Buchanan, Mt. Pleasant 
C. W. Britt, Bolen's Creek 
Richard Muri, Burnsville, First 

5 — Mr. Horace McLeroy, retired pastor who is now residing in 
this county, introduced the Fox sisters of South Hampton, Pa. who 
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6 — Joseph Godwin, professor of Psychology at Mars Hill Col- 
lege, led in a period of Bible Study. His subject was "Christian 
Stewardship". Dr. Godwin stated "The best mission program that 
Southern Baptists have is the Cooperative Program. Not one of 
our 2700 foreign missionaries could serve without the assistance 
received through this program." 

7— The congregation sang "Love Divine" and "Great is Thy 
Faithfulness". H. G. Bailey led the singing. 

8 — Burrel Lucas, Sunday School Director for the North Caro- 
lina State Convention was introduced by the moderator. Mr. Lucas 
brought greetings to the entire group from other staff members of 
the state convention. The subject of his message was "Together- 
Proclaiming His Love". 

9 — The host pastor, Lee Ayers, was recognized and welcomed 
the messengers to Shoal Creek and invited everyone to stay for 
lunch. 

10 — The clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles, called the roll of the churches. 
It was determined that 16 churches were represented with a total 
of 85 attending the session. Mrs. Styles expressed appreciation to 
the church clerks for a job well done. 

11 — The moderator announced that time was provided on the 
program to recognize anyone who wished to give a testimony or 
ask a question. Mrs. Opal McDougald was recognized and urged 
churches to increase their gifts to Home Missions. H. G. Bailey 
suggested that churches provide transportation to Sunday School 
for senior citizens. C. W. Britt announced that Bolen's Creek 
Church is getting a "face lift" and that a new music director has 
been hired. Miss Laura Mae Hilliard announced that a Youth 
Bible Conference was held in the Association in July. Next year 
the conference will be held the fourth week in June. Miss Hilliard 
expressed appreciation to the association for prayers and coopera- 
tion. Mrs. Myrtle Blankenship, Price's Creek Church, requested 
prayer for her church and expressed gratitude for the opportunity 
to attend the session. Burrel Lucas announced that "High Attend- 
ance" day in Sunday School will be held in November. The goal 
has been set to have 500,000 in Sunday School in North Carolina 
on this day. Attendance must increase by 20% to meet this goal. 

12 — Mrs. Horace McLeroy sang "Touch Me, Lord Jesus". Mrs. 
McLeroy was accompanied by Miss Gail Bussard. 

13 — John Bussard, pastor of Brown's Creek Church, was intro- 
duced to bring the annual message to the association. Mr. Bussard 
asked the group to stand and pray silently for our new President, 
Gerald Ford, for former president, Richard Nixon, and for our 
country. The scripture passage chosen by the Reverend Bussard 
for his sermon was Ephesians 4:1-16. Mr. Bussard concluded by 
asking God's blessing on the food prepared by the women of the 
church. The morning sesion was closed for fellowship and lunch. 



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TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

14 — "Come, Thou Fount" was the opening hymn of the after- 
noon session and was led by H. G. Bailey. 

15 — The Hospitality Report was read by Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
and adopted as read. 

16 — The Place and Preacher report was given as follows: 
1st day — Bolen's Creek 

Night — Young's Chapel 
2nd day — Pleasant Grove 
Preacher — Dr. Joseph Godwin 

17 — The following committees were appointed by the mod- 
erator: 

Ordination: Bruce Tomberlin, Richard Muri, Harold Bennett, Jr. 
Reception of New Churches — Kenneth Mashburn, Fred Harrell, 
Yates Laws. 

Executive Committee — Mrs. Roy Pate, Howard Buchanan, Miss 
Wanda Robertson, Fred Phoenix, John Bussard, Gerald Grind- 
staff, Bruce Bailey, Mrs. James McDougald. 

Constitution Committee — Mrs. Jess Styles, Billy Ray Bailey, Dixon 
Bailey, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin. 

18 — With Fred Harrell presiding, the following officers were 
elected to serve through the coming year: 

Moderator — Harold Bennett, Jr. 
Association Moderator — Howard Buchanan 
Clerk — Mrs. Jess Styles 

19 — Joseph Godwin led the Bible Study. His topic was "Grass 
Roots Religion". Dr. Godwin said "The righteousness of the na- 
tion depends upon the righteousness of the people." 

20 — Harold Bennett, Jr. moderated a panel composed of the 
following people: 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey — Missions 
Miss Vergie Duncan — ^Church Libraries 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamersan — Homes for Aging 
Miss Laura Mae Hilliard — Sunday School 
Rev. C. W. Britt— Children's Homes 
Mrs. Opal McDougald — Baptist Publications 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson — Baptist Hospital 
Mrs. Roy Pate— WMU 

Mrs. Jess Styles — Higher Christian Education 

Howard Buchanan — Evangelism 

Mrs. Velma Hill — Vacation Bible Schools 

Mrs. Howard Buchanan — Church Training 

Lee Ayers — Deacon Fellowship 

Fred Harrell — Pastor's Conference 

21 — H. G. Bailey led the congregation in the singing of "When 
I Survey the Wondrous Cross". Mrs. Horace McLeroy was organ- 
ist for the session. 

22 Harold Bennett, Jr. moderator, brought the closing message 

of the afternoon session. His scripture was taken from Psalm 103. 
Following his sermon, he dismissed the meeting with prayer. 



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TUESDAY NIGHT 
South Estatoe Baptist Church 

23 — The Tuesday Evening service began at South Estatoe 
Church with Miss Susan Hensley leading the hymn "I Know Whom 
I Have Believed". Miss Gail Bussard was pianist. 

24 — Miss Laura Mae Milliard, superintendent of mission, led in 
Responsive Reading "God's Wonderful Works". The moderator 
called on Richard Muri, pastor of Burnsville, First, to lead the 
opening prayer. 

25 — The host pastor, John Gates, was recognized and extended 
a cordial welcome to messengers and visitors. 

26 — Pastors were requested to stand and identify themselves. 
Those present were: C. W. Britt — Bolen's Creek, Howard Buchanan 
— Mount Pleasant, Homer Carroll — Ivy Gap, Richard Muri — Burns- 
ville, First, John Gates — South Eastatoe, Harold Bennett, Jr. — 
Laurel Branch. 

27 — Special music was presented by the "Come Alive" chorus, 
consisting of the following young people: Marie Hunter, Burns- 
ville, First, Gail Bussard, Brown's Creek, Kim Buchanan, Renee' 
Buchanan, and Nils Howell from Young's Chapel. The chorus was 
directed by Miss Susan Hensley and accompanied by Charlie 
Boone. 

28 — A solo "Amazing Grace" was sung by Miss Susan Hensley. 

29— A roll call of the churches showed 14 churches represented 
with a total of 76 in attendance. 

30 — Miss Susan Hensley led the group in the singing of "When 
I can Read My Title Clear". 

31 — Dr. Charles Petty, Director of the Christian Life Commis- 
sion of the Baptist State Convention, brought the message of the 
evening. His topic was "His Love Proclaim". He challenged 
messengers to "reflect your faith and let the world see what God 
has done for you." 

32 — The congregation was asked to stand and prayerfully read 
the words of the hymn "A Glad New Song". The moderator, 
Harold Bennett, Jr. concluded the evening session with prayer. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 
August 14 — Cane River Church 

33 — "There's A Glad New Song" was read by Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard as the call to worship, on Wednesday morning, August 14 
at Cane River Church. The opening hymn was "There Is A Name I 
Love to Hear". Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. was chorister for the morn- 
ing session and Mrs. Horace McLeroy was organist. 

Attention was called to the prayer calendar on back of pro- 
gram, and Gerald Grindstaff, pastor of Pleasant Grove, gave the 
opening prayer. 

34 — The report of the nominating com.mittee was read by Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard and adopted as read. 

35 — Joseph Godwin, professor of Psychology at Mars Hill Col- 
lege, was the leader for the Bible Study. The scripture used by 
by Dr. Godwin was taken from Psalm 90. He called special atten- 
tion to the phrase taken from the second verse "Even from Ever- 
lasting to Everlasting, Thou art God". His closing remark was 
"God is the only one who knows what effect the past will have on 
the future." 



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36 — The association joined in singing of "Praise Him, Praise 
Him" and "I Love to Tell The Story." 

37 — Garrett Dixon Bailey, member of the General Board from 
our association, moderated a panel composed of representatives 
from our Baptist Institutions. Calvin Knight, Director of Denomi- 
national Relations for Baptist Hospital, stated that the main pur- 
pose of this hospital is to be a Christian Institution. Bill Poole, 
Executive Director of Homes of the Aging, told the messengers 
that there are now five homes for the aging in the state and that 
a Retirement Home is in the planning stage. This home will be 
located in Western North Carolina. Mr. Poole said that the most 
important part of his job is to proclaim the love of Christ to old 
people in a day by day relationship. Clyde Morris, Director of 
the Home for Unwed Mothers in Asheville, informed the group of 
the ministry of this home, and also told about the function of 
Broyhill Home. Mr. Morris said that a film about the child care 
program has been made and will be available to be shown to 
churches. Dr. Joseph Godwin, professor of Psychology at Mars Hill 
College, represented the seven Baptist colleges located in our state. 
Dr. Godwin said Baptist Colleges are not primarily in the business 
to develop scholars, but to develop human beings. He added that 
all of the colleges are fully accredited but not one of them could 
be accredited without the help of the Cooperative Program. Marse 
Grant, editor of The Biblical Recorder, announced that this publi- 
cation has a circulation of 111,500 in the state and that it is the 
third largest publication in North Carolina, exceeded only by the 
Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer. Mr. 
Grant described his job as "parttime editor of The Biblical Recorder 
and fighting liquor-by-the-drink full time." Edwin Coates, Director 
of Baptist Foundation, stated that the primary goal of this agency, 
is to inform people of what the Foundation can do for them. 

38 — James Lambert, Western Area Missionary, was introduced 
by the moderator and welcomed to the association. 

39 — The roll call was made by the clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles. 
Twelve churches were represented with 67 messengers and visi- 
tors present. 

40 — Kenneth Mashburn, pastor of the host church, extended a 
cordial welcome to those attending and made announcements con- 
cerning lunch. 

41 — The "Come Alive Chorus" composed of young people from 
the churches in the association presented special music. 

42 — J. Roy Robinson, Gardner Webb College, brought the 
closing message of the association. His topic was "Go . . . Tell". 
The scripture was taken from Matthew 21. 

43 — The ninety-sixth annual session of the Yancey Baptist 
Association was closed by Fred Harrell, Pastor of West Burnsville 
Church, leading in prayer. 



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HOSPITALITY REPORT 
Isl Day 

We, the members of the Hospitality Committee, wish to ex- 
press our thanks to the Shoal Creek Baptist Church for the graci- 
ous hospitality and for the wonderful meal. We would also like to 
thank our moderator, Mr. Harold Bennett, Jr., our clerk, Mrs. Jess 
Styles, and our superintendent of missions, Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard. Our thanks goes to everyone who has made this day such 
a great success. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Mrs. Billy Buchanan 
Mrs. Ken Mashburn 

Evening Meeling and Second Day 

In appreciation for the gracious hospitality shown the Yancey 
Baptist Association, the churches wish to express our tranks to 
South Estatoe and Cane River Baptist Churches. Also we would 
like to say "Thank You" to everyone who made the meetings so 
good. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Mrs. Ken Mashburn 
Mrs. Billy Buchanan 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

In calling some of His disciples Jesus said, "Come, follow Me 
and I will make you to become" — they immediately left their 
fishing and became pupils of the Master Teacher! Christ today 
wants His children to be disciples (learners). The teaching of the 
Word is the major task of the Sunday School. The Sunday School 
offers each week an opportunity for all ages to study the Scriptures. 

Consider this — twenty nine churches in the Yancey Associ- 
ation report 2,762 enrolled in Sunday School but these same 
churches report 3,686 resident members. Of course, we under- 
stand that many of those enrolled for regular Bible Study in our 
Sunday Schools are preschoolers and children who are not church 
members. The average attendance last year, 1,887. This makes the 
situation even more serious! 

"Reach Out" is the general emphasis for the Sunday School 
program during 1974-75. Every association is urged to promote a 
"People Search". This involves a door-to-door survey. Septem- 
ber 29-October 6 is "Reach Out Week". During this week Chris- 
tians will be urged to express their commitment to Christ and His 
church. Unchurched families and individuals are to be visited. 
November 17 is "High Attendance Sunday". The Convention goal 
is 5 million of the 7 million enrolled in Sunday School present on 
this Sunday. 

In the Spring of 1975 it is suggested that a Central Training 
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

Recently one of our publications carried this story. A mother 
asked her small child, "What happened at Bible School today?" 
The child replied, "I saw God." And he did — in the lives of the 
workers, in the study of His Word and the other things he did 
that day, perhaps, in the beautiful rose in the nature center. 

This is what Bible School is all about — helping preschoolers, 
children, youth to know God better, to find and do His will. So 
we say, without qualifications, that every church should have a 
Bible School each summer. 18 churches reported a Bible School 
with 976 enrolled. 

Later in the summer we provided a Bible Conference for older 
Youth. The sessions included Bible Study, Music, Recreation and 
discussion periods led by a different resource person each night. 
One of those attending said, "This has meant so much to me." 

The 1974 Vacation Bible School Season is gone! Now is the 
time to begin preparation for next year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

CHURCH TRAINING AND MINISTRIES 

Industry has realized a long time the need of basic, continuing 
and specialized training. It is time our churches realized it, also. 
Baptists have a great Training Program which provides a balanced 
program of training for all ages. We wish we could report a 
Church Training Program in all our churches but this we cannot 
do. In the Yancey Association we have eleven churches reporting 
Church Training and Ministries with a total enrollment of 545 
and an average attendance of 285. 

Matthew 17:20 says, "If you have faith as a grain of mustard 
seed — nothing shall be impossible unto you." So may we try 
for greater things during the year that is before us. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

Another year has passed and it is time for us to examine our- 
selves as to where we stand and where we are going in our 
Woman's Missionary Union Program in Yancey Association. Are 
we growing in God's grace and work as we should? 

I am very grateful to those leaders in our Woman's Missionary 
Organization that were led a few years ago to rewrite the re- 
quirements for a Woman's Missionary Organization. Under this 
new organization, one (1) woman can continue a Woman's Mission- 
ary Union organization in her individual church. 

During the past year we have lost some of our dear members, 
but our loss is Heaven's gain. So, let this be a challenge to those 
of us who remain to work just a little harder and be a little more 
faithful. 

We have a total of 9 churches with one or more of the 
Woman's Missionary organizations, with a total membership of 204. 
One might ask the question here, "Where are the other women 
and girls in our Baptist Churches in the Yancey Association?" Do 
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We have the following organizations in the 9 churches: Baptist 
Women — 9; Acteens — 3; Girls in Action — 6; Mission Friends 
— 2. 

The Acteens and the older Girls in Action had a very enjoy- 
able time at the banquet in April in the First Baptist Church. The 
guest speaker was the State Girls in Action leader, Miss Pat 
Richie. Seventy-five girls and adult leadership attended. 

Associational leaders attended a workshop at Fruitland last 
August. Then in October a number of officers attended a day 
long workshop at the Beverly Hills Baptist Church. Miss Laura 
Mae Hilliard led a conference in March for a countywide meeting 
of the organizations at First Baptist Church. 

The women of our churches helped promote the World Missions 
Conference last fall by providing lunch each day for the mission- 
aries and pastors. 

Let's get busy and take stock of our local organizations and 
begin now to build bigger and better organizations. The Lord's 
work needs each and everyone in all of our churches. The work 
needs our active supporl. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Roy Pate 

BROTHERHOOD 

J. Edwin Bullock reports that missionary education and mis- 
sions involvement among the men and boys of the North Caro- 
lina Baptist churches continue to show a pattern of growth. There 
is a growing awareness of the responsibility of men and boys in 
the task God has assigned His children. Involvement results in a 
greater vision and this means more done in meeting needs at home 
and around the world. 

Our situation is cause to "mourn, repent and get busy" in chang- 
ing the situation under God's Guidance. Here is the story of 
Brotherhood Work in the Yancey Baptist Association: — two 
churches reporting Brotherhood Work, Bolen's Creek and Burns- 
ville, West, with the total enrollment — 56! 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP 

This year our organization sponsored one major project — a 
Deacon-Pastor Workshop. Dr. Nathan Brooks, Director of the 
Division of Church Programs, Baptist State Convention, led the 
sessions. These sessions were very helpful for those attending. 

Deacons are so vital to the life of a local church. What "an 
army for the Lord" the deacons could be! We could make a vital 
difference in this association, if we worked together under the 
Lord's leadership in the promotion of the work of the Kingdom 
here and to the ends of the earth. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ben Riddle 

MISSIONS 

The week of October 14th-19th, 1973 was one of the most in- 
spiring and challenging of the year. Fifteen churches participated 
in a World Missions Conference. Each night the churches heard 
a different Foreign. Home, State or Associational Missionary. As 
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that we can have a part in the great work. 

By our prayers and gifts to the special offerings and through 
the Cooperative Program, salaries for more than 5000 missionaries 
are provided, homeless children and homeless aged and the sick 
received care. More than 3000 of these have a basic ministry of 
evangelism, with all using their skills to meet human needs in 
order to bring these to Christ. 

I urge each church to increase its giving to all mission work — 
Foreign, Home, State and Associational this year, as we hear again 
the words of Jesus, "Go to all peoples everywhere and make them 
my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father and of the 
Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I 
have commanded you. And remiember I will be with you always, 
and to the end of the world." Matthew 28:19-20 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

HOMES FOR THE AGING 

Among the many vital ministries that Baptists support are the 
Homes for the Aging. For more than thirty-three years we have 
had a part in serving hundreds of older people, and making life 
much happier and more secure. We have done so by two helpful 
means of income. First, the special offering for the Homes taken 
the third Sunday in February; and second, The Cooperative Pro- 
gram. Gifts through these two sources have increased from year 
to year. It is expected that the offering for 1974 will exceed 
$350,000 which will provide more than thirty per cent of the 
budget needed to operate the five Homes and the Nursing Care 
Unit. 

God through you has blessed this ministry in a great way. He 
led us to establish two homes in Winston-Salem, Resthaven and 
the Hayes Home; and the Nursing Care Unit. Following His lead- 
ership three other homes have been built at Albemarle, Hamilton, 
and Yanceyville. In these homes four out of five of the residents 
depend on your love gifts and could not be cared for without your 
help. 

Of great significance during the past year was the decision by 
the trustees of the Homes to establish a sixth home in Western 
North Carolina to be located in Asheville on the Pearson Estate. 
This is a beautiful two acre site overlooking the city, with beauti- 
ful mountains in the background. 

A dedicated group in Western North Carolina have organized 
the first initial phase of what will become it is hoped a major 
statewide fund raising effort to obtain the necessary money to 
build this proposed home. This is to follow the approval of the 
General Board and the Baptist State Convention. 

Church groups are encouraged to visit the beautiful site. 
Lunch, if an appointment is made, will be served. We would 
urge groups from this association to do just this — reservations 
must be made in advance! 

With the addition of the sixth home for the aging, with the 
high cost of living and the great and ever increasing needs of 
older people, it is most important and urgent that our people be 
more generous than ever before in the support of the Homes 
through the regular channels of the special offering the third 
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there is a real need for an over and above gift for the proposed 
Western Home. 

Let us never forget that ministry to an older person is a direct 
ministry unto Christ Himself, and is pleasing in His sight. Check 
your church's response to this need, to this ministering to our 
Christ who loved us and gave His life for us. You can because 
of the tables reporting gifts to the Homes for the Aging in Febru- 
ary and the Cooperative Program found in this Book of Reports. 
Eleven churches in this association gave $1,137.69. This was a 
slight increase over last year. You will note that the increase is 
very small but we are moving in the right direction. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

CHILDREN'S HOMES 

Western North Carolina Baptists have shared the adventure 
of a Christian child care ministry with the Baptist Children's 
Homes this year. The churches in this association have shared 
through offerings of money and produce and by their prayers. 

The year has seen the completion of the Broyhill Recreation 
Building and the Wagoner Administration Building on the Broy- 
hill Home Campus. By October 27 there will be a program of 
dedication for the Haywood and Wall Cottages, the recreation and 
administration buildings, and the campus itself. 

Since its inception in 1971, the Maternity Home in Asheville 
has offered a helping hand to more than 120 girls who struggled 
with one of the serious crises of life. This program continues to 
find acceptance throughout the state and to realize success in shar- 
ing the Christian adventure with the girls who come there. 

At the present time, a cooperative adventure is under study 
with the Green River, Sandy Run, and Polk Association for the 
establishment of an emergency care shelter. This, again, will be 
a helping hand for boys and girls caught in the crisis of present 
day society. 

During this year. North Carolina Baptists gave more than a 
million dollars to Christian child care in the Baptist Children's 
Homes through the Cooperative Program, the Thanksgiving offer- 
ing, designated gifts and offering and produce. This worthy phase 
of work depend on prayers and loving support of God's Children 
found in Baptist churches of the State and other friends. Our 
Homes at this time face the pressures of an uncertain economy, 
rapidly spiraling costs, and the need to serve children whose 
personal problems are most intense. 

Christ said, "In as much as ye did it unto one of the least of 
these ye did it unto Me". We rejoice this year that every church 
in this association remembered "our children" in these homes — 
through an offering or a gift in produce. We are sure that many 
of our people remembered to add their prayer support, too. Yet, 
we need to be concerned that even with this true our total gifts 
were less this year than the year before. We all realize that this 
is serious in the light of the rising cost of living and the ever 
increasing needs to be met. We hear so many saying, "We do not 
can for the Children's Homes anymore or we do not give produce 
anymore but we are increasing our offering." The figures speak 
a message to all of us. Let's resolve that this Thanksgiving the 
situation will be changed — God is counting on us, the children He 



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has entrusted to our care are counting on us. Let's resolve now 
that we will not fail God and these children. 

The churches of this association (according to figures furnished 
by the treasurer of the Children's Homes) gave $5,596.13. Check 
your church's record on the financial table. Fairview led the 
association with an offering of $573.50 so far as special offerings 
are involved. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

In spite of the growth in size and complexity at your Baptist 
Hospital, the emphasis is still upon "ministering with skill and 
understanding". Evidence of this is a typical patient's remark 
recently: "From the head surgeon to the aide who handed me a 
glass of water, with all the doctors and nurses, people in the busi- 
ness offices and chaplains in between, I was cheerfully given every 
personal consideration." 

Changes and additions continue to be made for the purpose 
of providing better hospital care. Renovation of the Progressive 
care Unit has been completed, and the South and West Wings of 
the hospital building are now being renovated. Construction of 
the Ambulatory Care Unit is well under way and is scheduled for 
completion in the spring, or early summer, of 1975. 

New discoveries continue to make possible better medical 
care. For example, a new EMI-Scanner is to be installed and is 
expected to be in use before the end of the year. This device, 
which combines the use of x-rays and computers, will make it 
possible to detect brain tumors, blood clots, and strokes more ac- 
curately and more quickly. Scans can be completed in about 30 
minutes and the results can be available in another five minutes. 
There is no risk or discomfort involved, and the patient does not 
have to be admitted to the hospital. 

New approaches are also being made in the hospital's ministry 
to the emotional and spiritual needs of people. The Division of 
Human Enrichment and Development, in the Department of Pas- 
toral Care, is conducting retreats, seminars, and workshops design- 
ed to help appropriate the resources of the Christian faith to the 
various areas and experience of life. The Pastoral Care Depart- 
ment has also opened its first satellite center, in Fayetteville, to 
offer counseling and training to people in that area. Your Co- 
operative Program gifts help to support these ministries. 

The Mother's Day Offerings amounted to $375,000 in 1973. At 
this time, the Mother's Day gifts are running ahead of the same 
time last year in the state. This is not true in our association — 
Last year 23 churches contributed $3,302.15 but this year, at this 
time, 22 churches have given $3,185.00. In dollars and cents this 
is not so significant but as an expression of our love and concern 
it is a matter that should send all of us to our knees in prayer. 
Let us remember that Jesus said, "I was sick and ye visited me . . . 
inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have 
done it unto Me." 

The Mother's Day gifts are used to assist patients with the 
most urgent financial needs. A special committee of five Baptists 
from the Winston-Salem area assists personnel from the hospital 
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in administering these funds. 

The hospital staff, and the people they serve, are grateful for 

our interest, our prayers and our financial support. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

One of the most pressing of the many challenges facing the 
American Bible Society is supplying the millions of men, women 
and children who become new readers each year with Scriptures 
they can understand. To bring the Word of God to every person 
in the world is the sole purpose of the Society. The scope of their 
endeavor is almost breath taking. 

Over the next twelve years, 725 million selections (Scripture 
Literacy Selections) will be required at a cost of $62,000,000. These 
selections are being translated in 200 languages. The number of 
languages in which at least one book of the Bible has been pub- 
lished by the Bible Society and other Christian organizations are 
now more than 1,526. 

The Society has a close relationship with the Southern Baptist 
Convention. The common purpose of this relationship is the dis- 
tribution of Scripture. The effort needs our help. We know we 
have the urgent responsibility and glorious challenge of making 
God's Word available to all wlio need and want it — only 28.8 
percent of the world's exploding population is Christian. It is a 
responsibility which all Christians must recognize and to which 
all must respond generously. 

Let us urge every church in this association to designate one 
Sunday American Bible Society Sunday during this next year. 
On this Sunday give the members of the congregation an oppor- 
tunity to make an offering for this worthy cause. 

Sincerely submitted, 
Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

BAPTIST PUBLICATIONS 

Our Baptist publications continue to grow despite rising costs. 
They still carry the same inspirational messages and the needed 
information. 

The churches of our association have made a step forward in 
the past year by an increase in the number subscribing to the 
publications. During the World Missions Conference an appeal 
was made and many people responded. But, is this enough? 
Should we be satisfied until these publications are coming into 
all the homes? All our people need to be informed! 

Gifts to the Cooperative Program have increased. Could this 
be because our people are more aware of the needs? Through the 
united efforts of our publications, The Biblical Recorder, Home 
Missions, Commission and Charity and Children, our people are 
more conscious of world needs and have a greater confident in our 
Baptist work. 

Let's keep this great need before our churches until all have 
adopted the Budget Plan! 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. James McDougald 



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CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

In North Carolina, Baptist churches and Baptist colleges enjoy 
a supportive partnership. While churches and colleges are not 
identical in their purposes, Baptist churches and Baptist colleges 
in North Carolina do their work in an atmosphere of mutual ap- 
preciation. This active partnership includes Baptist Youth Corps, 
student-led worship and revival services, visits to the campuses 
by pastors and other leaders, participation of faculty and staff in 
associational and local church programs, and special projects of 
promotion on behalf of the Cooperative Program. 

Your seven Baptist colleges are grateful for the continuing 
financial support which they receive through the Cooperative Pro- 
gram. During 1974, approximately $2,359,000 will undergird the 
work of North Carolina Baptist colleges. At a very crucial and 
difficult time, these funds make a tremendous difference in the 
quality of programs offered by our schools. 

Baptist colleges are anxious to enlist the young people from 
our churches and our communities. They make a special effort 
to recruit North Carolina Baptist students through our pastors and 
Superintendents of Missions. No qualified youth is refused en- 
trance because of inability to pay. 

Our colleges — Campbell, Chowan, Gardner- Webb, Mars Hill, 
Meredith, Wake Forest, and Wingate — work together and with 
the Baptist State Convention through the Council on Christian 
Higher Education. The Council office is eager to assist both the 
churches and the colleges in the promotion of understanding and 
cooperation as together they deal creatively with persons in the 
name of the Lord. 

Are we supporting our colleges and our youth as we should? 
How far can Christian Higher Education advance on our gifts and 
our efforts in this association? 

Let us tune our hearts and minds to listen and perhaps we 
can hear some of our youth say, "Give me but the light and I will 
do the rest." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 

EVANGELISM 

In North Carolina the continuing response of youth and adults 
to Lay Evangelism Schools has been significant. In the past thirty 
months 11,032 youth and adults have shared in this lay witness 
training from 855 churches and 44 associations. Also, 107 pastors 
from nine other associations have participated in Pastor's Retreats 
dealing with Lay Evangelism Schools. 

"Sharing His Love and Spirit" was the theme of the 28th State- 
wide Evangelism Conference at War Memorial Auditorium, Greens- 
boro — February 4-6, 1974. Over 2,400 pastors and lay persons 
heard excellent speakers emphasize various phases of evangelism. 

God is greatly blessing the evangelistic ministry of our three 
summer youth evangelism teams. Nine college students are lead- 
ing in music, preaching in youth revivals, and directing youth 
witness training sessions among 27 churches from Pisgah Forest 
to Edenton. 

Youth Ministries Week was held at the North Carolina Baptist 
Assembly during June 10-14 for about 700 youth and adults with 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 33 



the emphasis on evangelism, vocational guidance and recreation. 

The Statewide Youth Evangelism Night, August 16, is sched- 
uled to be held in the Greensboro Coliseum. Richard Hogue, 
evangelist, is the guest preacher, and Darcy and Sharon Hodges are 
the guest soloists. About 15,000 youth, pastors and adults are ex- 
pected. A group from this association went last August and plans 
are being made for some to go this year . 

The 29th Statewide Evangelism Conference will be at War 
Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, during February 3-5, 1975. 

How about our association? This year the report reveals that 
twenty of the twenty-nine churches baptized 110 persons. The 
year before twenty-two churches baptized one hundred and forty- 
nine. This says something to us — we are moving in the wrong 
direction, we have left our first love! 

Let us rejoice in that which has been done under the leader- 
ship of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray daily for the work of evan- 
gelism in all the churches of our association, state, nation and 
world. 

Plans for a Lay Evangelism School are being made. This 
school will be conducted during the fall of 1975. W. C. Lamb, 
Director of the Division of Evangelism, Baptist State Convention, 
will be with us for this effort. Now is the time for us to begin 
praying for this effort and preparing in whatever way we can for 
this school. We need to make a survey (conduct a "people search") 
in every church community. We will be hearing more about this 
in the very near future from our Sunday School organization. All 
of us need to get involved in this project under the leadership of 
the Holy Spirit. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Howard Buchanan 

BAPTIST FOUNDATION, INC. 

The North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc. was established 
in 1919 to give sound support and a firm base to all the good and 
noble efforts of North Carolina Baptists in their state and world 
programs of missions, ministry and education. It was chartered 
in 1920 by the State whose duties included cultivation of Living 
Memorials, through gifts in life and in the writing of Christian 
wills, and to administer such funds in behalf of the donor sup- 
porting any or all Baptist work, locally or convention-wide. 

The Foundation gives a great deal of attention to the prepara- 
tion of wills and execution of wills but the fact remains that a 
foundation is for the living — the whole concept of wills is predi- 
cated on the assumption that someone continues to live. We have 
heard it said, "You can't take it with you" and this is true but 
let one not forget that he can determine what happens to it when 
he is gone. 

The value of the Foundation assets is approaching two million 
dollars. During 1973-74, the Foundation received gifts amounting 
to $150, 310.15. A major portion of these gifts was for the estab- 
lishments of annuity trust funds, providing income to the donor 
or his survivor, with the residual beneficiary to be a Baptist in- 
stitution, agency, or cause. 10.8% of all gifts received during the 
year will eventually benefit SBC causes beyond the State. 

The task of the Baptist Foundation is one of service to the 
liivng and faithful commitment to the expressed desires of the 



34 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



deceased. Service to the living includes handling of trust funds, 
estate and money management planning, and preparation of wills. 
Commitment to the deceased includes probate of wills and quali- 
fying as executor. 

Increasing numbers of North Carolina Baptists are electing to 
provide for Baptist causes through the ministry of the Foundation. 
Some make bequests and devises in their wills. Others make out- 
right gifts or trust arrangements. 

ANNUITY BOARD 

The Southern Baptist Convention Annuity Board paid out a 
record nearly $16 million in retirement and protection during 1973. 
This means that in the Board's history, it has now paid out over 
$100 million in retirement and protection benefits. 

More than 9,000 retired pastors and other church-related vo- 
cational workers or their widows receive the benefits. 

In addition, the Annuity Board set another record — for funds 
held in trust for those participating in retirement and protection 
plans while still in active service. About 3800 pastors, other church 
staff and denominational agency employes are included. Funds 
held in trust exceeded $250 million for the first time. 

The Board issued another 13th Check, or extra benefit, for 
annuitants shortly before Christmas 1973. The 13th Check helps 
annuitants, whose benefits are fixed, to meet the rising cost of 
living. Payment of this check is over and above the 12 con- 
tracted monthly benefits and depends from year to year on invest- 
ment income. 

The following churches in this association participate: Bolen's 
Creek, Brown's Creek, Burnsville 1st, Mount Mitchell, Mount Pleas- 
ant, South Estatoe, Young's Chapel and the association. 

CHRISTIAN LIFE 

The basic work of the Christian Life Council of the Baptist 
State Convention continues to be that of a resource, research and 
referral agency for North Carolina Baptists. The Council responds 
to daily inquiries from churches and individuals seeking to dis- 
cover Christian insights for everyday living. 

The Council conducted a workshop last March entitled "Help- 
ing Churches Help Families". Over 1200 attended part or all of 
that workshop. 

A series of political action seminars are scheduled for Sep- 
tember 3-October 2. These seminars are designed to help Bap- 
tists know how to apply their Christian faith to various levels 
of government. 

The Council distributes free upon request a series of 21 tracts 
on the family to North Carolina Baptist Churches. 

The Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs consists of 
16 persons who give guidance to the full-time director, Dr. Charles 
V. Fetty. This committee is committed to "helping changed people 
change the world." 

In our own association the efforts of the Christian Action 
Chairman, James Lamb, were largely in the area of the fight against 
Liquor By The Drink. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



35 



CHURCH LIBRARIES 

If a church is to attain its highest potential in meeting the 
needs of its members and the community at large, it must make 
every effort to supply reading material, filmstrips, recordings, 
cassettes, etc. for the use of the people. 

Reading material should be selected for its clean, uplifting, 
and inspiring qualities. 

Reference materials should be adequate for those who do pro- 
gram planning. Vacation Bible Schools, and activities with youth 
and all other groups. 

The church library could be a source of good musical selec- 
tions for worship as well as youth sing-a-long activities. 

A few of our churches are beginning to establish libraries. 
These are: Bolen's Creek; Burnsville, First; Burnsville, West; 
Laurel Branch; Mount Mitchell and South Estatoe. 

If I can help any church in establishing a library or give 
assistance in any way to one already functioning, please call me. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergie Duncan 



36 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The name of this orginzation shall be the Yancey 
Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The Association shall hold its annual meeting on 
Tuesday, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning after the sec- 
ond Sunday in August and shall be with three churches. First day 
with one church, evening session at another church and the follow- 
ing morning, with a third church, to be named by the Association. 

Article 3. The membership of this Association shall be com- 
posed of Pastors and Member Churches, ordained Ministers wth 
membership in the Member Churches and elected Messengers from 
the Member Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Mes- 
sengers for every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or 
the fractional part thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two 
Messengers and provided further that all Ministers shall have seats, 
in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth in this 
article. 

Article 4. Only the Messengers, or the Alternate selected by 
each Church, and the Minister as herein set forth, and who are 
actually present shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full 
vote of any Church may be cast only if there is present a full num- 
ber of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determining those 
who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the 
respective Churches. 

Article 5. The primary object of this Association shall be to 
counsel together for the enlargement and strengthening of God's 
Kingdom of unity and growth among the Churches composing it; 
and by cooperating with the State Baptist Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention in a program of world missions. 

Article 6. The Association shall have the following officers, 
elected annually at the general meeting. All officers and leaders 
shall be active members in their local churches. 

1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and give general supervision and support of all Asso- 
ciational Activities. 

2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence 
of the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to 
do so. 

3. The Clerk-Treasurer, who shall keep a fair record of the 
proceedings, shall superintend the printing and distribution of the 
Associational Minutes within a reasonable time following the meet- 
ing of the Association and shall keep and preserve all Associational 
Records. 

4. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and 
encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in the Associa- 
tion by planning for and conducting an Associational wide Sun- 
day School meeting each quarter. 

5. The Director of Church Training who shall promote and 
encourage the Church Training program in all the Churches of the 
Association. 

6. The Director of Woman's Missionary Union, elected by the 
W. M. U. Organization, who shall promote a work of the Woman's 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



37 



Missionary Union in the Churches of the Association. 

7. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to encourage study among the Deacons of the various Churches 
of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the 
duties of such Deacons. 

8. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of 
the Pastor's Conference. 

9. The Children's Home Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
work for increased interest in the Orphanage and the furnishing 
of aid thereto. 

10. Baptist Publications Chairman whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive 
use. 

11. Higher Christian Education Chairman whose duty it shall 
be to stress importance and value of Christian Education and the 
necessity of fostering the various institutions now being supported 
by the Southern Baptists. 

12. The Hospital Chairman whose duty it shall be to work 
with the Member Churches of this Association and our Baptist 
State Hospital. 

13. The Bible School Director whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by the Member 
Churches thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

14. The Chairman of the Home for the Aging whose duty it 
shall be to inform the churches about this phase of our work and 
encourage them to support the same. 

15. The Brotherhood Director who shall promote and encour- 
age the work of the Brotherhood in all the Churches of the As- 
sociation. 

16. Missions Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
mission praying, giving and witnessing throughout the Association 
by working through the organizations. 

17. American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encour- 
age a once a year gift from all churches. 

18. Evangelistic Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. 

19. Pianist, whose duty it shall be to play for annual sessions. 
24. Chorister, whose duty it shall be to play for annual ses- 
sions, the annual session and plan for special music as desired. 

21. Christian Action Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Bev- 
erage Control (ABC) store in the town or county and to render 
any assistance to law enforcement officers, that might be needed 
in enforcing laws now on books. 

Article 7. That the Moderator appoint a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations to the Association at the annual session of 
the Association. Providing that the Woman's Missionary Union, 
the Sunday School and the Church Training associational organiza- 
tions shall recommend a member of their organization for mem- 
bership on the Nominating Committee. Further providing that an 
Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session to be 



38 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



composed of the Associational W. M. U. Director, Associational Sun- 
day School Director, and the Associational Church- Training Direc- 
tor, two pastors, and two members at large. The Moderator and the 
Clerk shall be members ex-officio. 

Article 8. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a 
Resolutions Committee, an Ordination Committee and a Committee 
for Reception of New Churches, each committee to be composed of 
three members and appointed by the Modeartor. 

Article 9. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from 
July 1st to June 30 and that the Church Clerk get their Church 
Letters to the Associational Clerk by August 1st. That the Asso- 
ciational Clerk do his best to have the Minutes printed and in the 
hands of the Clerk within two months after the close of the Asso- 
ciation. 

Article 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its Messengers present. 



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^0''^ 001141975 

ANNUAL 
of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1975 
held with 

BOLEN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
August 12 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Night) 

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
August 13 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 3, 1976 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 4, 1976 



ANNUAL 
of 

YANCEY BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1975 
held with 

BOLEN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) 
August 12 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Night) 

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) 
August 13 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 3, 1976 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 4, 1976 



INDEX 

Calendar ^ 3 

Dead (Listed by Churches) 13 

Directories: Associational Officers and Committee 4 

Sunday School Officers 6 

Church Training Officers 6 

Woman's Missionary Officers 7 

Directories: Local Church Officers 

Sunday School Directors 8 

Church Training Directors 9 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 9 

Brotherhood Directors 9 

Church Clerks 9 

Church Treasurers 10 

Organists or Pianists 12 

Music Directors 11 

Chairmen of Deacons 11 

Historical Events of Interest 16 

Map (Showing Churches of Association) 22 

Messengers (Listed by Churches) 15 

Ministers, Licensed 13 

Ministers, Ordained 13 

Proceedings 16 

Reports — 

Annuity Board 31 

Baptist Foundation 32 

Baptist Hospital 28 

Baptist Publications 30 

Brotherhood 24 

Children's Homes 27 

Christian Higher Education 29 

Church Training and Ministries 24 

Evangelism 30 

Homes for the Aging 26 

Hospitality 20 

Library 31 

Missions 25 

Sunday School 21 

Vacation Bible School 21 

Woman's Missionary Union 24 

Tables: 

Historical 34 

Statistical 35 

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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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CALENDAR 

September 

Season of Prayer for State Missions 

21 State Missions Day and Offering 
28-20 Sunday School Preparation Week 

October 

50th Anniversary Cooperative Program Emphasis in the churches 

1- 4 Sunday School Preparation Week 
12 ''Biblical Recorder" Day 
20 WMU Associational Council Meeting 

Norember 

Children's Homes 

2 -9 Royal Ambassador Week 

16 American Bible Society Sunday 

17 Sunday School Meeting 

30 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions — Lottie Moon 
Christmas Offering 

December 

Week of Prayer For Foreign Missions 

1- 7 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions — Lottie Moon 
Christmas Offering 
8 "M" Night 

28 Student Day at Christmas 

January 

Bible Study 

4- 9 January Bible Study, Hosea 
19 Sunday School Meeting 
25 Baptist Men's Day 

February 

Homes for the Aging — WMU Focus Week 

8-14 WMU Focus Week 
- 9 WMU Council Meeting 

-15 Special Day and Offering — Homes for the Aging 
March 

Week of Prayer for Home Missions 

7-13 Week of Prayer for Home Missions 

29 Youth Night (Church Training) 



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April 

Cooperative Program 

-18 Cooperative Program Day 
19-20 Vacation Bible School Clinic 

30 Annual WMU Meeting 

May 

Hospital 

9 Special Day for Baptist Hospital and Offering 

31 Sunday School Meeting 

June 

Christian Higher Education ~ Vacation Bible School 

20 Baptist College Day and Offering 

21 Deacon-Pastor Meeting 

July 

19 Sunday School Meeting 
August 

Associational Missions 

3- 4 Annual Associational IMeeting, West Burnsville, 
First Baptist 

22-29 Week of Prayer and Offering for Associational Missions 
State and Southwide activities promoted on suggested dates 



ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICERS 



Superintendent of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Rev. Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Moderator Rev. Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Sunday School Director Rev. Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Church Training and Ministries Director ....Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Women's Missionary Union Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Fred Phoenix 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Library Services Miss Vergie Duncan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Music Director Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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CHAIRMEN 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program Kenneth Mashburn 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Missions Mrs. Lavonne Beaver 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Deacon Fellowship Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Pastor's Conference C. W. Britt 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Christian Life Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Evangelism Fred Harrell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES 

Audio- Visual Aids Nat Howell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Publications Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Higher Education Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hospital ...Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Homes for the Aging Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Billy Ray Bailey, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. Herman Howell, 
Don Young, Kenneth Mashburn. 

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE 

Edgar Hunter, Jr., Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Fred Phoenix, 
Mrs. Jess Styles. 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Richard Muri, C. W. Britt, Mrs. Paul Eckstrom, Billy Buch- 
anan, Miss Barbara Smith. 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

Howard Buchanan, Ben Riddle, Horace McLeroy. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Chairman, John Powers Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Brown's Creek) 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 

Howard Buchanan ....Rt. 7, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mount Pleasant) 
Miss Wanda Robertson ....Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. (Mount Pleasant) 

Fred Phoenix Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Kenneth Mashburn Rt. 3. Burnsville, N. C. (Cane River) 

Horace McLeroy Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 

Bruce Bailey Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 

Don Young Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (South Estatoe) 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Teacher-Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Outreach Director Charles Ray 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Extension Activities Director B. M. Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Records Assistant Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28714 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. John Powers 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister John Powers 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders Ernest Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Kenneth Mashburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Director New Church Member Training Horace G. McLeroy 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Church Member Training Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Church Leader Training Mrs. Roy Pate 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Training Group Leader Boyd Hensley 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Training Group Leader C. W. Britt 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Jack Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Mike Higgins 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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WOMAN'S MISSSONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Pa. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Pvt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Hov/ard Buchanan 

Pvt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Billy Anglin 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Girls In Action Directors Mrs. Harry Hayter 

Rt. 6. Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mrs. Ed Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Herman Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

BurnsviUe, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Group Leaders ....Mrs. Wayne McCurry. Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mrs. John Towers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF PASTORS 

Bank's Creek Sherill Whitson 

Rt. 1, Box 337AO, Bakersville, N. C. 28705 

Bee Log Niram Phillips, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Fock Ronnie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Rolen's Creek C. V. Britt, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Horace McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First ....Richard L. Muri, Box 425, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Burl Grindstaff, Rt. 2, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Cane River Kenneth Mashburn 

Rt. 3, Box 54E, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree None 

Elk Shoal Vivian Brown 

Fairview Lloyd Glenn, Rt. 1, Spruce Pine, N. C. 

Hall's Chapel Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 

Indian Creek None 

Ivy Gap None 



8 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Jack's Creek Lida Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Robert Melvin, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Mount Mitchell : Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 219-A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mount Pleasant ....Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Ben Lee Ray, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Ted Street, Bakersville, N. C. 

Pleasant Valley Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Frank Murphy, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Ayers, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe John O. Gates, 227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, N. C. 

Windom Frank Phillips, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Harold Bennett, Jr., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion H. Honeycutt, Jr., Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek ..Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Tommy McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Boylen's Creek Ben T. Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First ....Charlie Hensley, Box 302, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Hubert Elkins, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Cecil Ferguson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Harold Evans, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap William O. Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Dow Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe John Griffin, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel ..Terry McMahan, Box 282, Spruce Pine, N. C. 28777 
Zion Denver Styles, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

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LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Ethel Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek George Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First ..Miss Sara Hensley, Box 65, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Ralph Harris, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Francis Anglin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Floyd Huskins, Rt. 5, Box 63, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch ....Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Roy Pate, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Dennis Grindstaff, Green Mountain, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe L. H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Carl Wheeler, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Burl Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek ....Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Brown's Creek ....Mrs. W. C. Thomas, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Burnsville, First, Mrs. Billy Anglin, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Burnsville, West ....Mrs. Everett Crout, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch ....Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe, Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Wayne McCurry, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Harold Lusk, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Dan Allen, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Clarence Stinson 

Rt. 1, Box 100, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks 

Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Burnsville, First....Mrs. Ann Francis, Box 31, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Bayard T. Howell 

Rt. 6, Box 346, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs, Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Alvin Hensley 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Stanley Shufford, Jr., Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Alice McMahan 

Rt. 2, Box 224A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Indian Creek ....Mrs. John McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Pauline Chandler 

Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Jack's Creek ....Carolyn Laws, Rt. 1, Box 198, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Laurel Branch.... Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



10 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Mount Mitchell Mrs. Jarvis Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 204, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Joyce Dale, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Mrs. Lena McPeters 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Price's Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood 

Rt. 3, Box 242, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Virginia Silvers 

Rt. 1, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford 

Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Mrs. Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 

Buck's Creek Mrs. Cecil Styles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek ....Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Burnsville, First ....Harold Anglin, Box 275, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Everett Crout, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Creek Jack B. Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 53, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Gerald Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Mabel Angel, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Viola Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Carolyn Laws 

Rt. 1, Box 198, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Odis Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Roy Lyle, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley 

Price's Creek Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Barbara Pittman, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Grace Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel ....Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Mrs. R. C. Fox, Sr., Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



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LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Herman Mason, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek .....Edd R. Sparks 

Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Box 314, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Roy Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River Burl Maney, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Lawrence Cook, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Sam Rathburn 

Rt. 3, Box 311, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Woodrow Chandler 

Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek John Evans, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant ....Monroe Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Cane River, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Kennie Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mack Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Purse Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ram.on Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel 

Zion Frank Evans, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Banks Creek ....Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Bee Log 

Blue Rock Sherill McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Clarence Stinson 

Rt. 1, Box 100, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek John E. Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Charlie Boone, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack B. Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 53A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Randy Silvers, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Vernon Fox, Micaville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal 

Fairview Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

HaU's Chapel Linzey McMahan 

Rt. 2, Box 224A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap Bill Fender, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Elaine Byrd, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Danny Willis, Marion, N. C. 

Mt. Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap William Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove ....Mrs. Vah Johnson, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Bob Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe 

Rt. 3, Box 257, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Tommy Pittman, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel ....Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF ORGANISTS 

(Or Pianist If No Organist) 

Bank's Creek ....Miss Marilyn Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Blue Rock ....Miss Beverly Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Lavonne Beaver 

Indian Trail, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Brown's Creek ....Mrs. John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Miss Beth Huneycutt 

Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 
Burnsville, West ....Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Byrd's Chapel ....Mrs. Mary F. Turner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Betty Jo Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Kathy McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Ruby Lee Geouge, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Rhonda Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch ....Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Jessie Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 219-A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Richard Carroll, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Valley Mrs. Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe and Deborah Austin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Rebecca Black, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Don Young 

Rt. 2, Box 408, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Rosahe Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Pam Fox and Judy Norton 

Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



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LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek ....Miss Christine Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Carl Sandlin, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First ....Mrs. Luna Ray, Box 391, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Miss Teena Byrd, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell ....Mrs. Perva Effler, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
South Estatoe ....Mrs. Annie Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BEE LOG— Mr. Lifus Edwards, Mrs. Louetta Lewis. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Mr. Gaston Shepherd, Mr. John Bennett. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mr. Frank King, Mr. Stanley Bailey, Mr. 
Grover Huskins. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Adler Phillips (Chairman of Deacons) 

CANE RIVER— Mr. R. A. Radford, Mr. Carmon Hensley. 

CRABTREE— Mr. Rex Wilson (Deacon), Mr. Kelse Branch. 

ELK SHOALS— Mr. Silas King, Mr. Clyde Riddle, Mrs. Mary Haney, 
Mr. Charlie King. 

FAIRVIEW — Miss Lizzie McMahan, Mrs. Minnie Blevins, Lawrence 
Cook (Deacon). 

IVY GAP— Mr. Berge Silvers, Mrs. Addie H. King, Mr. Michael 
Riddle. 

JACK'S CREEK— Mrs. Margaret Bailey. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mr. Clyde Penland, Mrs. Mary McPeters. 
MT. MITCHELL— Mrs. Adeline Daivs. 

MT. PLEASANT— Mrs. Maude Robertson, Mrs. Nora Carter, Mrs. 
Nettie Wilson, Mrs. Texanna Hensley, Mr. Clyde Taylor (Dea- 
con), Mr. B. E. Shepherd. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mr. Desoto S. Johnson. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— Mrs. Rosa Ray. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Velma Shuford (Treasurer), Mr. Howard 
Autrey. 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Fox, Gary, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 (Ivy Gap). 

York, Robert, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley). 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 



Hughes, Dean, Burnsville, N. C, 28714 (Jack's Creek). 
Tipton, Dennis, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Bank's Creek). 



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OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Beaver, W. C, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom). 

Bennett, Richmond, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Byrd's Chapel) 

Blevins, Edward, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Fairview) 

Buchanan, Dennis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom). 

Cook, Vern, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Young's Chapel). 

Fox, Edison, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek). 

Gardner, Gene, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville). 

Hileman, Woodrow, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Elk Shoal). 

HuUett, Tommy, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville). 

Laws, Dale, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek). 

Letterman, Theo, Marion, N. C. (South Estatoe). 

Mills, Adam, Marion, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell). 

Powers, John, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Brown's Creek). 

Ray, Barnett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Mitchell). 

Ray, Ellis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Price's Creek). 

Ray, Harold, Weaverville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley). 

Ray, Lida, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley). 

Ray, Tommy, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley). 

Wheeler, Carl, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom). 

Young, Ralph, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Burnsville, First). 

ZuUinger, Chip, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Burnsville, First). 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BANK'S CREEK— Xone. 
BEE LOG— None. 

BLUE ROCK— Mrs. Pauline Geouge, Pat Robinson, Maggie Geouge. 

BOLENS CREEK— Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stinson. Mrs. C. W. 

Britt, Zvliss lensie Bailey, Mrs. Lena Harris. Frank Harris, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson. 

BRO^'N'^S CREEK— Mrs. W. M. Robinson, :Mrs. Hattie Silver. Miss 
Winnie WestalL iMrs. Carl Sandlin, Mrs. Robert Wilson. Ivlrs. 
Mar%' Smith, iMrs. W. C. Thomas, :,Ir. W. C. Tnomas. 

BL'RNS\TLLE. FIRST— Mrs. Clifrord Peterson. Mrs. C. R. Ham- 
rick. H. G. Bailey. Mrs. Billy .\nglin. Dick Bailey, Mrs. Her- 
schel Holcombe, ^Irs. L^una Ray. 2>.Irs. Exam Levris, C. A. Hil- 
liard. Mrs. Amey Fox. 'Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

BL'RNS\TLLE, WEST— Troy Cooper, :Mrs. Troy Cooper, Mrs. Ray 
Higgins. 

BYRD'S CHL\PEL— ET.ilus Bermett. Nellie Bermett. Wilkie Ran- 
dolph. Atlas Randolph. Jean Robinson, Jack Hensley, Hazel 
Hensley. Ho^-t Bennett, Anetta Bennett. 

CANE RI\T:R— Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Mashbum. Mr. and Mrs. Bill 
Ball Mr. and 'Mrs. Burgin Silvers. Randy Silvers. Mrs. Al\Tn 
Hensley, Mrs. Verlin Edvrards. 

CRABTREE— None. 

ELK SHGAI^Wintz Mcintosh. Rov Mathis. Mrs. Rov Mathis. Mrs. 
Leslie Proffitt, Mrs. Handy Bailey. 

FAIR\TEW— Carmon Osle. Flovd Huskins. Dewev Huskins. Kellv 
Huskins. 

HALL'S CIL\PEI^None. 

INDLAN CREEK— None. 

IVY GAP— Mr. and Mrs. Lark Shelton, Woodrow Chandler, Eloise 
Silvers, Gerald Chandler, Bill Fender. 

JACK'S CREEK— None. 

LAL'REL BRANCH— None. 

MT. ^^TCHELL— -Alice Willis. Richard Willis. Bamett Ray. Doro- 
thy Ray. Jessie Willis, Bertie Wilson, Emmallne Murphy. 

MOL'NT PLEAS_\N'T— Rev. and Mrs. Howard Buchanan. Velm.a 
Hill Vergie Duncan, Ha AngeL 

PLEASANT GAP— Mrs. Faye Pviddle. Mrs. Ben Lee Ray. Mrs. 
Julia Hall, :Mr. Fonze Hughes. Mr. Fred Ray, Mr. Terrill Ray. 

PLEASANT GR0\T:— Mrs. Vah Johnson. Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Jerry 
Garland. Ehner Sparks, Enz>- Letterman. 

PLEASAN-T VALLEY— None. 

PRICES CREEK— Johnnie Westall. Mrs. M:.-rtle Blankenship. 

RI\T:RSIDE— Mrs. Grace Silvers, ^klrs. Omega Mcintosh, Mrs. Daisy 
Gardner. 



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SHOAL CREEK— Mrs. Julia Jones, Mrs. Nina Young, Mrs. Maude 
Dulaney, Mrs. Octavia Austin, Mrs. Grace Wright, Mrs. Mary 
Young. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Opal McDougald, Ramon Autrey, L. H. 
Wing, Fred Shuford, Miss Sharon Shuford, Mrs. Nellie Webb, 
Mrs. Mary Autrey, Junior Allen (Alt.). 

WINDOM— Ralph Griffith, Mrs. Myrtle Buchanan, Mrs. Jo Ann 
Tipton, Mrs. Hope Robinson. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Billy Buchanan, Harold Bennett, Jr., Estella 
Young, Edd Howell, Charlie Gurley. 

ZION— None. 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING 

ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

CRABTREE— Completed building of parsonage. 
FAIRVIEW — ^Remodeled and painted classrooms. 
HALL'S CHAPEL— Homecoming, June 22, 1975. Deacon Ordina- 
tion June 1, 1975, 
MT. MITCHELL— Graded and put gravel on second parking lot. 
MT. PLEASANT — In the process of building new church. 

PROCEEDINGS 
TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1975 

ASSOCIATIONAL THEME: GOD'S DREAMS 

1 — ^The 97th annual session of Yancey Baptist Association 
assembled at Bolen's Creek Church on Tuesday, August 12 at 
9:20 A. M. 

2 — Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. presented the piano prelude. 

3 — Harold Bennett, Jr., moderator, called the association to 
order. C. W. Britt moved the adoption of the program as printed 
as the order of business. The motion carried. The moderator 
stated that the flowers on the altar table were given by Bolen's 
Creek Church in loving memory of A. Z. Jamerson who served 
as pastor of the church and moderator of the association for many 
years. 

4 — Charles Gat wood, associate in the Music Department of 
the Baptist State Convention led in prayer and the singing of "To 
God Be The Glory". During the worship period Mrs. MoUie Rob- 
inson, C. W. Britt and Mrs. Joe Godwin shared their testimonies 
with the group. Mr. Gatwood read Psalm 19 and called attention 
to the prayer calendar listing birthdays of missionaries. He closed 
the "Moments of Worship" with prayer for the missionaries. 

5 — C. W. Britt, pastor of the host church, was recognized by 
the moderator. The Reverend Britt made announcements con- 
cerning the serving of the noon meal and extended a welcome to 
the messengers and visitors on behalf of the members of the church. 

6 — The following pastors were recognized and welcomed by 
the moderator: C. W. Britt, Bolen's Creek Church; Robert Melvin, 



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interim pastor at Laurel Branch Church; Howard Buchanan, Mount 
Pleasant; Lloyd Glenn, Fairview Church; Horace McLeroy, Brown's 
Creek; Lee Ayers, Shoal Creek; Richard Muri, Burnsville, First. 

7 — Committees were appointed as follows: 

Hospitality Committee: Mrs. Herschel Holcombe, Mrs. Albert 

Young, Mrs. Troy Cooper. 
Place and Preacher: Ramon Autrey, Carmon Ogle, Mrs. Billy 

Anglin. 

8 — Robert Melvin, Chaplain at Mars Hill College, was intro- 
duced and led in a period of Bible Study. His scripture was taken 
from Genesis and described the beginning of God's dream for the 
world and His people. 

9 — Burrel Lucas, Director of the Sunday School Department of 
the state convention was presented and addressed the messengers. 
Leaflets were distributed and discussed. 

10 — Roll call of the churches was made by Mrs. Jess Styles, 
clerk. 17 Churches were represented with a total of 90 messengers 
and visitors in attendance. 

11 — The moderator discussed the possibility of changing the 
time of the annual associational meeting in order to avoid conflict 
with the beginning of school. Teachers have been unable to at- 
tend. He presented the following plan: 

"That the annual meeting be changed from the present meeting 
time to the first Tuesday and Wednesday in August, beginning at 
4:00 P. M. on Tuesday, v/ith supper at 6:00 and continuing the 
session at 7:00." That the meeting on Wednesday have a morning 
session and an afternoon session." 

The floor v/as opened for discussion of this plan. Several questions 
were raised and answered. Horace McLeroy moved that this plan 
be adopted and necessary changes made in the constitution. Ramon 
Autrey seconded the motion and a vote was called for. The motion 
carried. 

12 — The moderator urged committees to function and carry 
out their duties in the coming year. He requested that messengers 
think about the following items: 1-The associational office is badly 
in need of a new typewriter and duplicating machine. 2-The in- 
adequate amount paid as salary to the superintendent of missions 
in the association. 3-The need for more churches to contribute to 
associational missions. He closed his remarks by saying that our 
association is probably the only one in the state that does not have 
a budget. 

13 — Charles Gatwood led in the singing of several hymns. 

14 — An offering was taken and the Doxology was sung by the 
group. 

14 — Dr. Joseph Godwin, Professor of Psychology at Mars Hill 
College, was recognized by the moderator, and brought the annual 
sermon. He gave this outline for his sermon: l-"The Story, 2-the 
meaning of the story, 3-the application of the story." His scripture 
was taken from 1st Kings:19. He closed his sermon with these 
words. "The title of my sermon is "From God — To Me — To You". 
Nobodv is going to turn God's dream into a nightmare, and make 
it stick." 

Dr. Godwin led a prayer of thanksgiving for the food and the 
session was recessed for lunch and fellowship. 



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TUESDAY AFTERNOON . 

16 — Charles Gatwood led in a period of worship and singing. 
Mrs. Horace McLeroy was pianist for the afternoon session. 

17 — The report of the Hospitality Committee was read by Mrs. 
Herschel Holcombe and adopted as read. 

18 — The Place and Preacher report was given by Ramon 
Autrey and adopted. 

West Burns ville — 1st day 
Burnsville, First — 2nd day 
Preacher— C. W. Britt 

19 — ^The moderator expressed regret that Dr. Joe Godwin had 
to leave the meeting due to his mother's illness and requested the 
prayers of the group for the family. 

20 — The following committees were appointed by the modera- 
tor: 

Nominating: Billy Ray Bailey, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. 
Herman Howell, Don Young, Kenneth Mashburn. 

Constitution: Edgar Hunter, Jr., Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, 
Mrs. Jess Styles, Fred Phoenix. 

Budget: Richard Muri, C. W. Britt, Mrs. Paul Eckstrom, 
Miss Barbara Smith. 

Ordination: Howard Buchanan, Ben Riddle, Horace Mc- 
Leroy. 

21 — The moderator called on the associate-moderator, Howard 
Buchanan, to preside over the election of officers. Elected were: 

Harold Bennett, Jr.-Moderator 
Howard Buchanan-Associate Moderator 
Mrs. Jess Styles-Clerk 

22 — A period of Bible Study was led by Robert Melvin. His 
scripture was taken from Mark 15 and 16 and 2 Corinthians 5. He 
commented on the events surrounding the death and resurrection 
of Jesus. 

23 — Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, associational representative for 
Homes for Aging, announced that the offering for Baptist Homes 
had decreased in the past year and urged churches to increase 
their giving. 

Bill Poole, superintendent of Homes for the Aging, was intro- 
duced by Mrs. Jamerson and expressed appreciation for the con- 
cern, interest and offerings. Mr. Poole stated that the Western 
North Carolina Retirement Home is a dream that is being fulfilled. 
21 acres, overlooking the city of Asheville, have been purchased 
and a fund-raising campaign for $100,000,000 is now in progress. 

24 — Dr. Calvin Knight, Director of Denominational Relations 
for Baptist Hospital, addressed the messengers concerning the needs 
and progress of the hospital. 

25 — Buddy Freeman, college minister, Gardner- Webb College, 
was introduced as a visitor to the association. 

26 — Thomas Corts, president of Wingate College, spoke on be- 
half of Baptist Colleges and closed the afternoon session with a 
message of inspiration. 

27 — The benediction was given by Howard Buchanan. The 
moderator urged attendance at the evening session and the closing 
session on Wednesday morning. 



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TUESDAY NIGHT 

Young's Chapel Church 

28 — The Tuesday night session was held with Young's Chapel 
Church. Charlie Boone, Pianist, played a medley of hymns for 
the prelude. 

29 — Charles Gatwood presided over "Moments of Worship". The 
associational choir sang "One World, One Lord, One Witness." "O 
For A Thousand Tongues to Sing" and "I Love To Tell The Story" 
was sung by the congregation. Several passages of scripture were 
read by Mr. Gatwood. He concluded this period of meditation 
with prayer. 

30 — Harold Bennett, Jr., moderator, and pastor of the host 
church, extended a cordial v/elcome to messengers and visitors. 

31 — Mrs. Jess Styles, clerk, was asked to call the roll of the 
churches. 

32 — James Lambert, area missionary, introduced a group of 
3 young people from the Home Mission Board, who presented a 
drama entitled "Jonah and the Whale." The topic of Mr. Lam- 
bert's closing message of the evening v/as "Gods' Dream, Wit- 
nessing in the Whole World". 

33 — An offering was taken, the Doxology was sung and the 
benediction was pronounced by the moderator. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 

Pleasant Grove Church 

34 — The final session of the 97th annual meeting of Yancey 
Baptist Association met at Pleasant Grove Church on Wednesday 
morning, August 13, at 9:30 and was opened by Charles Gatwood 
leading in "Moments of Worship." 

35 — The report of the nominating committee was read by Misa 
Laura Mae Hilliard. The report was adopted as read. 

36 — The moderator called on the clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles to 
report on the amount of money available for the printing of the 
associational minutes. 

Mrs. Styles reported that the present total of the minute fund 
is $474.86 and that at least S500.00 will be needed to pay the 
printers. This amount does not include the money spent for post- 
age to mail church letters, minutes to agencies and institutions, 
paper and envelopes. Miss Laura Mae Hilliard moved the asso- 
ciational treasurer, Mrs. Paul Eckstrom, write a check for any 
additional amount necessary to complete the printing of the 
minutes. The motion carried. 

37 — Robert Melvin led the Bible Study for the session. His 
scripture was Mark 1:9-15 and the title of his message was "God's 
Unfinished Dream." 

38 — Hugh Starnes, superintendent of Broyhill Children's Home 
of Clyde, informed the messengers concerning the recent improve- 
ments made at the home. They include the building of an office 
and a gymnasium. He extended an invitation to the group to 
visit at the home. 

39 — Woodrow Hill, associate editor of The Biblical Recorder, 
stressed the importance of Baptists keeping informed about the 
work of their denomination. Mr. Hill said "Christians are printing 



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literature at the ratio of 1 piece for every 4 people. Communists 
are producing literature at the ratio of 16 pieces for 1 person. This 
means that Communists are printing 256 pieces of literature for 
every 1 that Christians print." The circulation of The Biblical 
Recorder is 112,000 copies per week. 

40 — Harry Clark, associate director of the Sunday School De- 
partment of the state convention, was introduced and spoke. His 
title was "Christ's Freedom" and his scripture was taken from 
Galatians 5. 

41 — Charles Gatwood led the group in singing "Blessed As- 
surance", "I Will Sing The Wondrous Story", and "When I Survey 
the Wondrous Cross". Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr., was pianist for the 
session. 

42 — The work of the association was presented by a panel, 
moderated by Harold Bennett, Jr. Participating on the panel were: 

Howard Buchanan — Sunday School 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson— WMU 
Laura Mae Hilliard — Church Training 
Mrs. Billy Anglin — Missions 

Laura Mae Hilliard — Vacation Bible School and American 

Bible Society 
Fred Harrell — Evangelism 
Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. — Music 
Mrs. Howard Buchanan — Library Services 
C. W. Britt — Pastor's Conference 

43 — In the closing moments of the meeting, Hugh Starnes 
shared his testimony with the group. He told how his life has 
been enriched by becoming involved in Christian Witnessing. 

44 — The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., expressed appreciation 
to everyone who participated on the program and to Miss Laura 
Mae Hilliard, superintendent of missions, who devoted so much 
time to the preparation of the program and for all the "little 
extras" she does for all those who know her. 

The Reverend Bennett closed with prayer and the meeting 
was adjourned. 

Lunch was served in the community building. 

Messengers from 18 churches attended the annual meeting. 

HOSPITALITY REPORT 

We the hospitality committee, would like to extend our appre- 
ciation to each and every one who had a part in preparing the 
program and enlisting the different ones who have made the day 
more meaningful to us. 

We also offer our appreciation to the host church for making 
it possible to meet with them, for the bountiful meal and warm 
welcome. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 
Mrs. Nina Young 
Mrs. Troy Cooper 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The teaching ministry of the church is a vital part of the Great 
Commission, as given by our Lord in Matthew 29:19-20. A large 
burden for this teaching ministry is placed upon our Sunday 
Schools. 

The Sunday School movement was founded by Robert Raikes 
of Gloucester, England in about 1780. Distressed by the lawless 
behaviour of children on the streets of Gloucester on Sunday he 
set up a Sunday School for them. The children were instructed 
in reading and the teachings of the church. Faced with a destruc- 
tive situation Robert Raikes determined to do something. 

We need to do something about the disturbing situation in our 
Sunday Scools today. One survey of Southern Baptist Sunday 
Schools from 1965 to 1973 showed that while the U. S. population 
gained by 8%, our Sunday School enrolment lost by 6 to 7%. In 
the Yancey Association, 29 churches with a resident church mem- 
bership of 3,711, and a Sunday School enrollment of 2,990 showed 
an average attendance of only 1,937. This is a slight increase over 
the past year, 1973-74. 

The do something idea for us need not be haphazard. The 
Sunday School Department has a pamphlet entitled "Sunday 
School Emphasis for 1975-76". The ideas and suggestions in the 
pamphlet have been well thought out and planned. Through 
prayer, the guidance of the Holy Spirit and work they will work. 
It emphasizes that pastor and Sunday School director take ad- 
vantage of the planning and training sessions. It suggests 
the possible need of a people search in our communities. The 
Sunday School Preparation Week is September 28th to October 
5th. This is to be followed by 4 weeks of visitation, climaxing 
with High Attendance Sunday November 2nd. Some Sunday 
Schools need to expand the organization by starting a new class 
or classes. These things, among many others, are some things we 
can do as we REACH OUT TO PEOPLE. Do Something! 

Howard Buchanan 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

Vacation Bible School is the best established and largest of 
the extension Bible teaching opportunities of a church. It began 
with an exclusive emphasis on children and youth. It is a grati- 
fying reality that increasing numbers of adults are reported in 
Vacation Bible School today. 

The scope of the Vacation Bible School curriculum and its 
timely and popular appeal make it a highly concentrated program 
of religious education. It majors on Bible study. It contributes 
effectively to a church outreach, and especially to evangelism. It 
undergirds and gives expression to the functions of a church. It 
provides mission emphases and supports the Cooperative Program. 
It supplements and relates to Church Training. It makes great 
use of music and contributes to a better understanding of the mes- 
sage of hymns they use in Sunday School, Training Union and 
worship services. It contributes to Christian living of Bible truths. 
Vacation Bible School is a good thing! 

20 of the 29 churches reported a Bible School with 1077 en- 
rolled — a better report than last year! 



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The 1975 Vacation Bible Season is gone. As a Christian do 
we really care? Do we understand that one of the basic require- 
ments of discipleship is the willingness to become involved with 
others? Are we willing to spend time with others to learn of their 
needs? Ahe we willing to be used to supply those needs in the 
name of Christ? These are the questions the 29 churches of the 
Yancey Baptist Association face as they consider Vacation Bible 
School for next year. 

Doris Tomberlin 
BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

We cannot talk much about what we are doing here in the 
Yancey Association but we can say, "The Brotherhood (R. A.'s and 
Baptist Men) is a great organization — one that meets a real need 
in the lives of boys and men! It is an organization that can make 
a difference in the life of a church, a community and reach out 
to the world. 

At this time, 2 churches (Bolen's Creek and Cane River) report 
R. A. work with an enrolment of 32. 2 churches (West Burnsville 
and Bolen's Creek) report 25 men enrolled in Baptist Men. Jesus, 
I am sure, would have us look on the "field white unto harvest". 

Fred Phoenix 

CHURCH TRAINING REPORT 

"He failed to accomplish what he wanted most" — that can 
be said of a lot of people. It can be said of us who were involved 
in Training Union work last year. In Matthew 17:20 we find, "If 
we have faith as a grain of mustard seed — nothing will be im- 
possible." 

In the past few years all over the south there has been a de- 
cline in attendance in the Sunday night services. It is so easy to 
slump down before a bad situation, throw up our hands and quit. 
This we do not need to do. We need, with God's help, to discover 
our resources and use them to help iDuild more and better Train- 
ing Unions. 

We have eleven churches reporting Church Training. These 
eleven Training Unions have 537 enrolled and an average attend- 
ance of 310. May we all strive to do better next year. 

Wanda Robertson, Director 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION REPORT 

"Come, let us reason together", let us look at some facts: 
19 enrolled in Mission Friends — 268 in Sunday School. 
55 enrolled in Girls in Action — approximately 206 in Sunday 
School 

30 enrolled in Acteen — approximately 171 in Sunday School 
118 enrolled in Baptist Women — approximately 863 in Sunday 
School 

Does this not make your heart bleed — so many missing so 
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Now, let's look at the other side: 239 individuals in 10 churches 
enrolled in one of the organizations of the Woman's Missionary 
Union. These individuals are studying, praying, giving, minister- 
ing, witnessing — all in His Name and for His glory! These are 
growing! These are being a blessing to others but they are bless- 
ed because they are involved in all the work of Woman's Mission- 
ary Union. 

We with Paul would say, "Forgetting those things which are 
behind", we are going to move up and forward with God's help 
giving ourselves to this task! 

Gwen Bailey 
MISSIONS REPORT 

God has blessed remarkably in the missionary labor of South- 
ern Baptists. No statistical report can tell the full story of the 
dedicated service on the part of missionaries and the response of 
believing hearts. 

For Southern Baptists, 1975 was a good year. In spite of crises, 
tension and economic problems, significant progress was made in 
attempting to meet the total needs of people. There is a deep 
involvment in worldwide missioris through the Cooperative Pro- 
gram which is a channel through which we share in the total mis- 
sions work. Let us unite in prayer for the churches in this asso- 
ciation to respond to God's call and increase our giving to all mis- 
sion work: Associational Missions, State Missions, Home Missions, 
Foreign Missions. Let us pray for more laborers for the harvest 
and for greater power of the Holy Spirit to rest on God's servants 
in their ministries at home and throughout the world. 

May we respond to God's call, "Go ye therefore and teach 
all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the 
Son, and the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things what- 
soever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always." 
This we can do by intercessory prayer and liberal g riving. 

Check the financial tables in this Book of Reports and in the 
Annual on receiving it. Let us urge you to prayerfully consider 
your church's record. Let God speak to your heart — then be 
obedient to His words. 

Gwen Bailey 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT 

Southern Baptists have been called a people on mission for 
God. This mission is best caried out through doing together those 
ministries which it would be impossible to perform individually. 
Cooperation of this magniture is a unique feature of Southern 
Baptists. The Cooperative Program may well be called our trade- 
mark. 

During 1975, we have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 
Cooperative Program. A convention wide goal has been set for 
$150 million to be received in the state conventions in 1976 for Co- 
operative Program ministries. This would provide some $52 mil- 
lion for SBC causes and approximately $98 million for state causes. 
Sunday, October 26, has been designated as a day of church com- 
m itment. On that day churches are challenged to adopt a Co- 
operative Program goal that will reflect a bold step in the support 
of world missions. 



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During the past year 11 churches of our association gave $8703.- 
17 through the Cooperative Program. If these 11 churches will 
increase their giving and if the other 18 will start giving through 
the Cooperative Program, we could surely say, "Now we are be- 
ginning to move forward, now we are more obedient to His march- 
ing orders. 

12 churches gave $6035.32 for associational missions last year 
(does not include amount contributed to annuity account). All of 
our churches need to hear Jesus say, "Ye are my witnesses in 
Jerusalem." 

BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING REPORT 

Shere has never been a year in the history of the Baptist Homes 
when more people have sought the services of the homes. This 
has been true particularly of the aging sick. Almost daily calls 
come from older persons and their families asking about admis- 
sion to one of the Homes; and the nursing care facilities of the 
Homes. 

Today there are some 21,000,000 Americans sixty-five and 
over. It is anticipated that the number will grow 30,000 per year. 
The needs of the aging people are great and we must strive to 
meet these needs. 

We can minister in our N. C. Baptist Homes to only 230 people 
at a time but we have served hundreds of aging people through 
the twenty-four years that we have been on the scene at Rest 
Haven, the Hayes Home and the Nursing Care Center in Winston- 
Salem, and in our homes at Albemarle, Hamilton and Yanceyville. 
As God continues to bless us and lead us, we need to make every 
effort to expand the ministry and reach out and help as many 
older people as possible. This can only be done by the grace of 
the Lord, and by our increased concern and giving. 

Gifts for 1974-75 from the Baptist churches, through the Co- 
operative Program and through the 3rd Sunday special offering 
in Gebruary for the Homes, reflect a very encouraging increase. 
This is great since 4 out of 5 who live in our Homes depend upon 
these love gifts for their care. It is with deep regret that I must 
report to you that this isn't true in our association. We gave $327 
less this year than we did last year! This is very serious because 
our love offerings and the offerings of other churches in the other 
associations are a life line to the deserving older persons and they 
cannot be cared for if we did not give. We had three churches 
that gave last year that did not give this year. 

The most exciting development in the family of our Baptist 
Homes for the past year has been the obtaining of one of the most 
beautiful locations in the Blue Ridge Mountains of N. C, for the 
proposed western home. This site is a 21 acre tract of land over- 
looking the city of Asheville, better known as the Pearson Estate. 
God Himself, we feel, has guided in discovering this site. Plans 
are being made to raise $1,000,000 for the construction of this new 
home. The plans now include 50 rooms for residents, with a dining 
room, chapel, living room and other necessary space. N. C. Bap- 
tists will be enlarging their base of ministry to sore 300 and will 
provide a place for the people in this area who will need the 
service of this home in the years to come. 



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Pray for our Baptist Homes for the Aging. We need to give 
liberally that their needs may be met. Visit the Homes and see 
what our gifts are doing. Realize that our ministry to even one 
of these older people is a ministry as unto Christ Himself. 

Study the financial table in the Book of Reports and ask 
yourself, Am I satisfied with my church's record?; Is there some 
way I can improve the giving record to the Homes for the Aging 
of the Yancey BaptistAssociation? Will I do what I can with God's 
help to have a better record next year? 

Zula Jamerson, Chairman 

CHILDREN'S HOMES REPORT 

Christian child care provided by the Baptist Children's Homes 
of N. C. is a cooperative mission. It was through the life, teaching 
and ministry of Christ and under the leadership of the Holy Spirit 
that North Carolina Baptists launched their child care ministry 
90 years ago. Today it is recognized as one of the outstanding 
ministries of its kind in the nation. 

Without the cooperative support of our Baptist churches, along 
with many other friends, the Homes could not have come into 
being. These relationships are vital to the future of the Homes 
and all who are served through them. The investments which 
have been made in the lives of iiundreds of children are today 
paying rich dividends. Some of our finest citizens were at one 
time provided for in one of our Homes or ministered to through 
one of the related services. 

The lives of more than 3,777 people v/ere affected in a sig- 
nificant way through the services of the Homes during the past 
year. Daily care and related services were provided 1,524 children. 
Of this number, 1,061 were in continuing programs while 463 re- 
ceived casework, counseling, and referral services. While we were 
caring for the children, a close working relationship was main- 
tained with 2,178 adults in an effort to reestablish homes and 
strengthen family relationships. 

New and exciting developments are in progress in Western 
North Carolina. The beautiful Broyhill Home Campus will have 
a fifth cottage for children constructed duing next year. The 
Thermal Belt Youth Shelter, at Forest City, was opened last spring 
and is meeting a vital need for children needing immediate help. 
Several young girls are receiving care through the Maternity 
Home in Asheville. Increasing numbers of families are opening 
hearts and homes for the care of foster children. All of these 
indicate a living, vital and growing ministry to people. 

Hugh Starnes, administrator of our work in Western North 
Carolina and other members of the staf fare anxious to have us 
visit Broyhill Home. To see, observe and to feel in person what 
it is like to live in a children's home is to appreciate our child care 
ministry. A personal word comes to us from Dr. Wagoner, "Thank 
you for your dependable support in numerous ways. It shall be 
our purpose to keep this a dynamic ministry and to meet the 
needs of those for whom we accept responsibility." 

The financial table, included in this Book of Reports, gives the 
amount each church gave — in money and produce. Let us ask 
that you study this table. I would call to your attention these 



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facts: With food prices rising daily we gave $4^1 less than last 
year; This year 27 churches gave, last year 29 churches gave. You 
say, "Well, that's not much less than we gave the year before and 
that's just two churches that didn't give this year that gave last 
year." I agree with you but I feel it is serious because we have 
started in the wrong direction, moer money is needed and our 
Children's Homes continue to have more calls for help. 

Vergis Anglin 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL REPORT 

There have been many significant developments, in several 
different areas at our Baptist Hospital during the past year. 

The new ambulatory care unit is open, making possible en- 
larged and improved services for the Emergency Room, Outpatient 
Clinics, Physical Therapy and other departments. Rennovation of 
the West Wing is complete and renovation on the South Wing 
was started early in August. The third floor of the Progressive 
Care Unit has been remodeled to provide 26 beds, therapy room 
and other improved facilities for Psychiatric services. 

The long-awaited EMI-scanner is now in use and is already 
proving beneficial in detecting blood clots, tumors, strokes and 
other abnormalities of the brain. 

Despite the continued rise in costs for services and materials 
the hospital has been able to operate in the black. The adminis- 
tration and department heads confer frequently and make diligent 
effort to see that the hospital operates as efficiently and economi- 
cally as possible. 

Gifts from the Baptist churches have been very gratifying. 
During the year o f 1974 the hospital received $258,898 through 
the Cooperative Program and $392,000 through the Mother's Day 
Offering. Hospital staff members have participated in Coopera- 
tive Program Promotion in cooperation with the State Convention 
Division of Stewardship and Cooperative Program Promotion. 

The Department of Pastoral Care has opened a counseling 
center in Raleigh, its second satellite center. Plans are develop- 
ing for a third satellite in the western part of the State. The De- 
partment has established a scholarship fund as a memorial to Dr. 
Richard K. Young, the department's first direstor, who died De- 
cember 31. Full re-accreditation was given the School of Pastoral 
Care in December by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Edu- 
cation. 

During the year the hospital had its biennial review by the 
Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation. All areas of opera- 
tion received an excellent report, but physicians service, nursing 
service and administration all received especially high recommen- 
dation. 

Check the financial table in this Book of Reports and note 
our "goving" record as an associatien and that of your church. 
Let me call to your attention several things: 

— In total number of churches giving we lost 2 

— We gave $177.84 less this year than last 

— Nine churches gave more Ihis year — Bee Log; Brow^n's 
Creek, Cane River, Laurel Branch, Mount Mitchell, Shoal 
Creek, South Estatoe, Windom, Young's Chapel 



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Let us urge you now to consider increasing your givin g 
THROUGH the Cooperative Program on a monthly basis and then 
to really push the Mother's Day Offering. You remember that 
Jesus said, "I was sick ... ye visited Me — Inasmuch as ye have 
done it unto one of the least ofthese ye have done it unto Me." 

Vah Johnson, Chairman 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION REPORT 

Another year has come and gone in the Yancey Baptist Asso- 
ciation and now it is time for us to review our past accomplish- 
ments and set some new goals for the days ahead. 

Christian Higher Education is one phase of our work that 
deserves our concern and support because it is the channel through 
which our youth will pass in preparing themselves for the leaders 
of tomorrow. 

In April of 1975, our seven colleges reported a total of 175 
persons who were preparing for careers in church leadership. Most 
of these persons will complete their preparation by attending a 
seminary. Southern Baptist seminaries listed an enrollment of 303 
graduates of N. C. Baptist colleges in the spring of 1975. The 
Foreign Mission Board has under appointment 152 of our gradu- 
ates at present, more than *% of the total number of current mis 
sionary personnel. In addition, a significant number of Baptist 
colleges trained persons to serve in strategic posts with the Home 
Mission Board, Baptist state conventions and associational mis- 
sions throughout the Southern Baptist Convention. Baptist college 
students receive excellent experience and training for church and 
missionary service through Baptist Youth Corps. Approximately 
100 Baptist college students were assigned to churches for the 
summer of 1975. The colleges furnish one-half of the Youth Corps 
worker's salary, and thus enjoy a vital partnership with churches 
and students in summer mission work. 

With the exception of what students pay, the Cooperative 
Program continues to be the largest single source of annual income 
for our colleges. In these days of financial uncertainty, the col- 
leges are grateful for the level of support which N. C. Baptists have 
maintained. If it were not for the support of the Cooperative Pro- 
gram, the wonderful ministry of these colleges would not be pos- 
sible. 

Another way the churches help to relieve the colleges' fi- 
nancial burden is through the annual offering on Father's Day. 
Designated for student aid, this offering gives much needed assist- 
ance to many students from Baptist churches, making an educa- 
tion on a Christian campus possible. 

No qualified youth is refused entrance because of inability to 
pay. That a mount that our association gave for this special Fath- 
er's Day offering was $391.17. Does this amount represent our 
true concern for the education of those who need our help in a 
special way What does it say to our youth who are trying to 
find "The Way" and to prepare to live? 

What will be our goal for this part of our work in 1976? 

Sara Hensley 



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"BrBLICAL RECORDER" REPORT 

Baptist State papers claimed more attention than usual at the 
1975 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Miami Beach 
this year. It was revealed that they had played a tremendous part 
in the growth of our denomination. The report showed that one 
and three-fourths million is the present circulation. Our goal 
should be two million by 1980. 

"The Biblical Recorder" is one of the oldest and we hope one 
of the best; and in spite of inflation the circulation remains above 
112,000. Congregations including it in their budget for all their 
families are the ones which have an informed membership. It is 
our hope that the churches of this association will take seriously 
the recommendation to place the "Biblical Recorder" in their bud- 
get. 

The "Biblical Recorder" has covered many sensitive is- 
sues this past year. Baptist people from all areas of the state ap- 
preciate this because we are aware that an informed people is the 
bulwark of Baptist democracy. 

Let's strive for an informed people in Yancey — it could be 
our best investment. 

Opal McDougald 
EVANGELISM REPORT 

Each association is encouraged to plan a Simultaneous Revival 
among the churches during the spring of 1976. If not this, every 
Baptist church is urged to have a revival in March or April. 

The continuing response of youth and adults to Lay Evange- 
lism Schools has been significant. In the past 31/2 years, 12,774 
youth and adults have shared in this lay witnessing training from 
1,0007 churches and 55 associations. Our association will promote 
a school early in 1976. 

The 5th Statewide Youth Evangelism Night will be held in 
Greensboro, August 15th. The 30th Statewide Evangelism Con- 
ference is planned for February 2-4, Asheville, N. C. 

The Division of Evangelism is cooperating with the Brother- 
hood Department in Lay Renewal Weekends and Renewal Evan- 
gelism. 

Let us rejoice in the leadership of the Holy Spirit in wonderful 
revival meeting, city-wide crusades, and evangelism clinics. We \ 
had some great weeks in Yancey. 

22 of the 29 churches of the Yancey Association baptized 27 
this year. This is not good, we admit, because surely every church 
needs to reach the lost for Christ. This we can say that it is better 
than last year's record when 20 churches baptized 110. 

Fred Harrell 

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ANNUITY BOARD OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST 
CONVENTION REPORT 

The Southern Baptist Convention Annuity Board serves as a 
lifeline of support for 10,034 retired pastors and other church-re- 
lated workers or their widows. 

During 1974, the Board paid about $15 V2 million in retirement 
and other protection benefits to these annuitants. In the Board's 
57-year history, it has paid a total of over $125 million in retire- 
ment and protection benefits. 

The Annuity Board also holds in trust and invests retirement 
contributions from 38,000 pastors, other church staff and denomi- 
national employes — which will be converted into annuity bene- 
fits when they retire. 

The Annuity Board has some very definite guidelines it fol- 
lows. Let me call your attention to one of these — "No invest- 
ments in nor leans to the following shall be made": 

a. Liquor industry 

b. Tobacco industry 

c. Motion picture industry (including theaters) 

d. Those companies known to be non-cooperative with fair- 
employment practices, improvement of pollution problems, 
and generally recognized social, health, and other national 
issues 

These funds held in trust amount to a record $353,445,743. 
While this seems a large amount of money, it needs to be noted 
that this must be divided by the number of future annuitants it 
will serve for the remainder of their lifetimes after retirement. 

Seven churches — Bolan's Creek, Brown's Creek, Burnsville, 
First, Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Pleasant, South Estatoe, Young's Chapel 
— and the association participate in this program. 

CHURCH LIBRARIES REPORT 

If a church is to attain its highest potential in meeting the 
needs of its members and the community, it must make every effort 
to supply reading material, filmstrips, recordings, cassettes, etc. 
for the use of the people. 

Reading material should be selected for its clear, uplifting and 
inspiring qualities. 

Reference materials should be adequate for those who do pro- 
gram planning, teaching, training; Materials for the music ministry 
of the church should be available. 

The following churches have libraries that we know about: 
Bolen's Creek, Burnsville, First, Burnsville, West, Laurel Branch, 
Mount Mitchell and South Estatoe. Mount Pleasant has plans for 
establishing a library in the near future. 

Vergie Duncan 



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BAPTIST FOUNDATION REPORT 

The North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc., chartered in 1919 
by the Baptist State Convention, has sought to assist individuals 
throughout the state in their estate planning, providing ways to 
support Baptist institutions and Mission Work on a permanent 
basis. Property and funds placed with the Baptist Foundation 
are invested by a convention elected board of directors with the 
income paid annually to the institution or mission cause designated 
by the donor. 

Individual assistance is provided Baptists throughout the state 
in the establishment of trusts that not only berfit the donor but 
also support the Christian ministries of our denomination in a 
lasting, perpetual way. 

During the past two years, $330,070.41 has been given to the 
N. C. Baptist Foundation, lie, in the way of annuity trusts. In 
this type of trust, the donors reserve the right to the income from 
the investments for their lifetime and then the income will be paid 
to the Baptist cause specified in the original trust agreement. The 
laws of our land provide to the donor certain tax advantages for 
the gift portion of these transactions. 

Wills still account for a major portion of the funds held in 
trust b ythe Foundation. One such gift to benefit mission work 
from this year forward, came in the form of a farm and other as- 
sets given by the dsceased. It was determined by the tax records 
found in this estate, that this person will give annually three times 
as mu ch for missions through the income from this trust fund, 
as she was ever able to earn in wages during any year of her life- 
time. So what she could not do for our Lord's work here on earth 
in her lifetime, she does after her life here among us has ended. 

Net gifts held in trust by the N. C. Baptist Foundation amount- 
ed to $635,079.57 during the year. Added to the market value of 
assets held from previous years brings the total value as of June 
30, 1975 to $2,331,559.67. Income from all assets held by the Foun- 
dation which have or will be distributed to designated beneficiaries 
in the near future amounted to $76,257.82 for the past 12 months. 

For sevices offered by the Foundation to individuals or church- 
es, please contact: Mr. Edwin S. Coates, Executive Secretary, N. C. 
Baptist Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 26506, Raleigh, N. C. 27611 
(Telephone Number 919-833-1605). All inquiries and assistance are 
considered confidential and personal matters. 



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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY REPORT 

We, as children of God, are facing the greatest challenge in 
the history of our church work. 

The world's population reached an estimated total of four bil- 
lion people in 1974 — most of them without ready access to the 
Word of God. These people constitute the challenge! Will we 
meet this challenge or go on our way ignoring the plans and the 
yearning of so many peoples of so many races and backgrounds? 

The publication of the Word of God requires technical skill, 
scholarly experience and selfless devotion to the communication 
of the sacred text. The Bible Societies of the world have assumed 
this task, providing Scriptures in whatever language, formats and 
varieties are required. 

This challenge is multiplying even faster than the population 
increase, for new developments in Scripture translation and pub- 
lication are opening up a vast new audience to God's Word. 

This task is staggering when we think of the dollars involved. 
In Asia and Africa the demand for additional Scripture will re- 
quire 65 million dollars over the next ten years. What have I 
contributed? What have I given? How about your church? 

The American Bible Society launched an appeal in 1974, in- 
viting people to join the Fellowship of the Torch-bearers for our 
Lord. Members are asked to pledge a monthly gift to help fi- 
nance this marvelous undertaking. 

The American Bible Society has for years maintained a close 
and continuing relationship with the Southern Baptist Convention, 
State Conventions and local organizations. In return Southern 
Baptist churches have suported the work of the Society. 

During 1974, 252,956,174 Scriptures were distributed through- 
out the world. Of these, 87,102,185 were distributed in the United 
States. This field, the distribution of the Scriptures, is still "white 
unto harvest." 

The challenge of hundreds of millions of people hungry for 
God's Word confront the Southern Baptist Convention and the 
American Bible Society with unprecedented responsibilities and 
opportunities. Working together, we can be faithful to the high 
calling to which we are committed. 

Joe Briggs 



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Bolen's Creek 

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Burnsville, First 

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